Nashville Symphony Announces February 2012 Listing of Events

February 2
5:00 AM 2012


The Nashville Symphony is dedicated to achieving the highest standard for excellence in musical performance and educational programs, while engaging the community, enriching audiences and shaping cultural life.

Marvin Hamlisch
Bank of America Pops Series

Thursday, February 2, at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, February 3 & 4, at 8 p.m.

Nashville Symphony
Marvin Hamlisch, conductor

He’s the man who created the soundtrack for a generation, writing and performing music for A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, The Sting and countless other movies and plays, including the recent hit film The Informant. The consummate entertainer, Hamlisch will pick up his conductor’s baton for a survey of timeless songs from stage and screen. With a musical sweep that ranges from poignant drama to classic Americana, the evening will also feature a special guest or two.

*Concert Sponsors – Hilton Nashville Downtown & Genesco Inc.

Dr. Atomic & Mr. Haydn

SunTrust Classical Series

Thursday, February 9, at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, February 10 & 11, at 8 p.m.
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano
Haydn - Symphony No. 100 in G major, "Military"
John Adams - Doctor Atomic Symphony
Brahms - Concerto for Piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15
Dr. Atomic and Mr. Haydn? Haydn’s 100th Symphony earned its nickname thanks to the martial beat created by the combination of bass drum, triangle and cymbals. Written more than two centuries later, Doctor Atomic Symphony offers a different take on military might: Adapted from John Adams’s opera of the same name, this powerful piece tells the story of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer and the dawning of the nuclear era. Renowned for his impressive technique and deeply felt musicianship, pianist Jonathan Biss will join the orchestra for Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, an expansive work rich with lovely details.

Presented by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, our free Classical Conversations take place in the Schermerhorn’s Balcony Lobby one hour before all SunTrust Classical Series concerts. Learn more about the music, and engage in a lively conversation with our conductors, guest artists and musicians!
*Concert Sponsor: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Valentines with Johnny Mathis
The Pruett Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Special Event

Tuesday, February 14, at 7 p.m.

Nashville Symphony
Johnny Mathis, vocals
Scott Lavender, conductor

Chances are this will be a Valentine’s you’ll never forget! With his unmistakable voice, Johnny Mathis is responsible for some of the most romantic songs ever recorded. When he joins the orchestra for this one-night-only evening of musical magic, he’ll sing some of his biggest hits and share songs from his latest album of classic tunes, Let It Be Me – Mathis in Nashville.

Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia, Columbia

Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m.

A spectacular show of lights, music and dance! Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia uses movement, brilliant costumes and unforgettable melodies to tell the story of Colombia’s vibrant cultural traditions. From the seductive rhythms of the cumbia to the sublime ritual of the San Agustín dance, these exuberant performers will take you on a moving journey through one of South America’s most enchanting lands.

Music, Noise & Silence
The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Pied Piper Series

Saturday, February 18, at 11a.m.
Nashville Symphony
Kelly Corcoran, conductor
Magic Circle Mime Company, guest artist
Oh, no! Two meddlesome spirits — Noise and Silence — have taken over the Schermerhorn! Conductor Kelly must bring harmony back to the orchestra, but she’ll need the help of Music, along with a little encouragement from the audience. Featuring the return of the popular Magic Circle Mime Company, this concert incorporates the music of Mendelssohn, Strauss, Grofé and more into a lively theatrical romp.

Bruce Hornsby
Special Event

Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m.
Concert presented without orchestra
Twenty five years after winning a Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music’s most diverse careers, Bruce Hornsby is still making joyful noise. For this solo performance at the Schermerhorn, he’ll tap into many of the genres that have influenced his artistic output over the years — pop, jazz, bluegrass, country and modern classical music. For all his talents as a singer, bandleader and pianist, he’s a songwriter at heart, committed to portraying his songs in new ways that allow them to evolve and expand.
*Concert Sponsor: KraftCPAs PLLC

James O’Donnell
Special Event

Tuesday, February 21, at 7 p.m.
James O'Donnell, organ
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear one of Britain’s most outstanding musicians! Organist and choir master at London’s Westminster Abbey, O’Donnell has performed across the globe and recently took part in the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He’ll present a program designed to show off the awe-inspiring sound of the Martin Foundation Concert Organ.

Mozart & Copland
SunTrust Classical Series

Thursday, February 23, at 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, February 24 & 25, at 8 p.m.
Nashville Symphony
Kelly Corcoran, conductor
Angela Hewitt, piano
Daniel Bernard Roumain - Dancers, Dreamers and Presidents *
Mozart - Concerto for Piano No. 20 in D minor, K.466
Copland - Symphony No. 3

* Nashville Premiere. Commissioned through Sphinx Organization Commissioning Consortium
Two unmistakably American voices: Daniel Bernard Roumain says his inventive musical meditation on the President of the United States “should be listened to, could be danced to, and [is] an orchestral event that must be seen.” Copland captured the soul of the nation in his music, and his Symphony No. 3 incorporates his famous Fanfare for The Common Man. In between these two pieces, Angela Hewitt joins the orchestra to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, one of the composer’s most dramatic works and one of only two he wrote in a minor key.
Presented by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, our free Classical Conversations take place in the Schermerhorn’s Balcony Lobby one hour before all SunTrust Classical Series concerts. Learn more about the music, and engage in a lively conversation with our conductors, guest artists and musicians!
*Concert Sponsor: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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