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April 12, 2024

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Nashville Symphony Announces 2024/25 Season

"Peter and the Wolf" with puppets by Wishing Chair Productions, Handel’s Messiah, John Paul White and lots more!

Featuring more than 100 performances covering a range of genres and styles, the Nashville Symphony has announced its 2024/25 season.

Giancarlo Guerrero’s 14-year tenure as Music Director of the Nashville Symphony culminates with a final season that showcases the Orchestra he has developed into the award-winning powerhouse it is today.


The Nashville Symphony welcomes a longtime friend for a one-night-only appearance. Arguably the world’s foremost violinist, Itzhak Perlman, joins the Orchestra for an evening of cinematic works (Feb. 18).

The Orchestra’s annual performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Nashville Symphony Chorus will be conducted by their director, Tucker Biddlecombe (Dec. 20 to 22). Other holiday offerings include Girl Named Tom: One More Christmas (Dec. 4), Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Nashville Symphony (Dec. 11 & 12), Big Band Holidays Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (Dec. 13), and Drew & Ellie Holcomb’s Neighborly Christmas (Dec. 17).

Additionally, there will be a Tribute to ABBA (Aug. 21), John Paul White with the Nashville Symphony (Sep. 24), Violent Femmes with the Nashville Symphony (Oct. 9), An Evening with Fran Lebowitz (Nov. 13), Dionne Warwick (Nov. 19), the return of Kodo (Mar. 18), and a live-to-film performance of Gladiator (Jul. 2).


The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series returns with four Sunday afternoon programs designed to introduce young listeners to the Orchestra. Resident Conductor Nathan Aspinall and guest conductors Pablo Zamora and Na’Zir McFadden conduct concerts that feature symphonic music based on childhood books and promoting literacy. In Día De Los Muertos, young audiences celebrate Mexican heritage and Latino culture (Oct. 27). Wild Symphony features nearly two dozen musical portraits with original music and poetry by author Dan Brown (Nov. 17). Slopera is based on beloved children’s author Mo Willems’s book, I Really Like Slop!, and features music by Carlos Simon (Apr. 6). Peter and the Wolf brings Prokofiev’s iconic work to life with live puppetry from Wishing Chair Productions (Jun. 1).


The Nashville Symphony’s hugely popular Amazon Movie Series returns for five full-length classic and hit movies with the Orchestra performing the scores live-to-film. Two of the presentations feature iconic scores by the legendary John Williams: Home Alone in Concert, which has become a Nashville holiday tradition (Dec. 6 to 8), and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (May 17 & 18). Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was composed by Danny Elfman (Nov. 2 & 3), and The Princess Bride was composed by Mark Knopfler (Jun. 21 & 22). The Lion King features unforgettable music by Elton John, Tim Rice, and Hans Zimmer – plus arrangements by composer Lebo M. (Mar. 22 & 23).


Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez leads five of the Orchestra’s seven Pops Series concerts representing a wide range of artists, genres, and styles. The series begins with the one-of-a-kind Pink Martini (Oct. 24 to 26) and runs the gamut from country legend Lyle Lovett (Apr. 3 to 5) to a symphonic tribute to Phil Collins and Genesis (Nov. 14 to 16), and ends with three nights with iconic folk pop duo Indigo Girls (May 29 to 31).

Making their Schermerhorn debut – and first-ever concerts alongside a symphony orchestra – is powerhouse husbandand-wife duo The War and Treaty (Jan. 16 to 18). Jason Seber conducts live-to-film performances of the original 1961 West Side Story’s unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein (Feb. 13 to 15). Lopez-Yañez conducts a powerhouse lineup of musicians as they perform hits of the ‘90s and ‘00s Latin pop explosion during La Vida Loca (May 1 to 3). 4


Featuring concerts both with and without the Nashville Symphony, the Jazz Series welcomes many of the world’s leading jazz artists. The forthcoming season begins with an evening with jazz luminary Herbie Hancock (Sep. 18). This rare appearance will feature his innovative blend of jazz, funk, and rock. Next up is Latin jazz pioneer and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, who will perform alongside his band (Oct. 13). Making their return to the Schermerhorn is the jazz powerhouse duo Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap, who explore a wide range of material across their impressive careers (Mar. 9). The Jazz Series wraps with a premiere engagement by the genre-busting Lettuce, who are performing alongside the Nashville Symphony for a special one-night-only engagement (Apr. 30).

Find the 2024 Classical Series lineup here.


Classical, Pops, Movie, Jazz, and Family Series subscriptions are on sale now, with packages ranging from 4 to 14 concerts. Season ticket holders save up to 25% off regular prices and receive a variety of benefits, including priority parking options (to be unveiled in the summer), free ticket exchanges for most concerts (up to 72 hours before the performance), flexible payment plans, presale access to newly added concerts, and more. Single tickets to individual concerts and programs will be available for sale in the summer.

To subscribe, visit or call the Box Office at 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.