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Nashville Symphony Announces 2023/24 Season

Highlights include opening night with Béla Fleck; a season-long celebration of Gershwin’s "Rhapsody in Blue" and the return of Yo-Yo Ma.

A little classical, a little pop, sprinkle in some family programming and the Nashville Symphony is in store for a wonderful 2023/24 season.

Nashville Symphony 2023/24 Season:

Classical Series

Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero has programmed some iconic symphonic works, including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Orff’s Carmina burana, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 10. 

Alongside those beloved and time-honored masterpieces, we’ll showcase the extraordinary work of composers whose voices deserve to be heard, including Jessie Montgomery, Julia Perry, John Corigliano and Anna Clyne.

“Here in Music City, the Nashville Symphony audience is among the most adventurous in the world,” says Guerrero. “This means we can put our own Nashville stamp on every program by elevating under-represented voices and championing the American composers of our time.”

Pops Series

Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez has invited names who promise unforgettable performances: Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, Jefferson Starship, Amos Lee, Frankie Moreno, Byron Stripling and Tony DeSare 

  • October 19 – 21, 2023: Trisha Yearwood with the Nashville Symphony
  • November 9 – 11, 2023: Jefferson Starship with the Nashville Symphony
  • January 11 – 13, 2024: Great Gershwin!
  • February 8 – 10, 2024: Patti LaBelle with the Nashville Symphony
  • March 21 – 23, 2024: Music of Elvis with Frankie Moreno and the Nashville Symphony
  • May 9 – 11, 2024: Amos Lee with the Nashville Symphony
  • June 13 – 15, 2024: An Evening with Tituss Burgess and the Nashville Symphony

Jazz Series

Vibe to four nights of remarkable Jazz featuring Esperanza Spalding, Kenny Barron Trio, The Duke Ellington Orchestra and even Marcus Miller with the Nashville Symphony.

  • September 26, 2023: An evening with Esperanza Spalding
  • October 29, 2023: Kenny Barron Trio
  • March 1, 2024: The Duke Ellington Orchestra
  • May 22, 2024: Marcus Miller with the Nashville Symphony

Movie Series

Experience Hollywood blockbusters — Hocus Pocus, Home Alone, Encanto, Harry Potter and E.T. on a larger-than-life screen as the Nashville Symphony performs each beautiful scores live.

  • October 14 – 15, 2023: Hocus Pocus In Concert
  • December 2 – 3, 2023: Home Alone In Concert
  • March 16 – 17, 2024: Encanto In Concert
  • April 27 – 28, 2024: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™: Part 2 in Concert
  • May 25 – 26, 2024: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial In Concert

Family Series

The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series features the delight of live symphony for the young ones in your life. Join one hour before every Family Series performance for kid-friendly pre-concert activities!

  • October 22, 2023: Pirates! The Quest for Blackbeard’s Treasure
  • January 28, 2024: Philharmonia Fantastique
  • March 24, 2024: Sleepover at the Museum
  • May 12, 2024: The Unicorn’s Birthday


The Nashville Symphony welcomes two longtime friends for one-night-only appearances. Arguably the world’s foremost banjo player Béla Fleck, a longtime collaborator, joins the Orchestra for Opening Night with the world premiere of his own arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (Sep. 9). And, cellist and global citizen Yo-Yo Ma returns for a command performance (Feb. 27).

The Orchestra’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah with Nashville Symphony Chorus will be conducted by their director, Tucker Biddlecomb (Dec. 15 to 17). Other holiday offerings include “Merry Christmas, Love” with Joss Stone (Nov 29); The Holidays with Boyz II Men (Dec. 5 & 6); and, A Very Dave Barnes Christmas (Dec. 8).

To subscribe, visit NashvilleSymphony.org/SeasonTickets or call 615-687-6400 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.