Summer tradition returns with free orchestra performances at seven area parks
The Nashville Symphony has announced the schedule for its 2019 Community Concerts series, which will showcase the GRAMMYÂ® Award-winning orchestra in free performances at seven public parks and greenspaces throughout Middle Tennessee.
An integral part of the organizationâ€™s mission to make great music accessible to everyone in the region, the Symphonyâ€™s Community Concerts have been a local summer tradition since 1974 and annually draw thousands of concertgoers. Admission to all seven concerts isÂ free of charge.Â
The 2019 series opens with a return to Centennial Park on June 6 as part of a special partnership with Musicians Corner. This year also features two first-time Community Concerts locations: Smith Springs Community Center in Antioch and The Estate at Cherokee Dock in Lebanon.Â The complete schedule is listed below:
7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 6:Â Centennial Park at Musicians Corner
7 p.m. Friday, June 7:Â Cumberland University, Lebanon
7 p.m. Saturday, June 8:Â Smith Springs Community Center, Antioch
7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9:Â Two Rivers Mansion, Donelson
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11:Â Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25:Â Key Park, Lafayette
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26:Â The Estate at Cherokee Dock, Lebanon
The Nashville Symphony once again invites the public to vote on the encore selection for this yearâ€™s Community Concert series. Starting on March 25, visitNashvilleSymphony.org/CommunityConcertsÂ to participate in the first round of voting and make your selections. Semi-final and final voting will follow in the next two weeks, and the winning selection will be announced on the Nashville Symphonyâ€™s social media platforms.
The Nashville Symphonyâ€™s Community Concert series is made possible in part thanks to support from Benefits, Inc. and The Foundry Chiropractic & Upper Cervical.
The GRAMMYÂ® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by Americaâ€™s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 29 recordings on Naxos, which have received 24 GRAMMYÂ® nominations and 13 GRAMMYÂ® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records, among other labels. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and childrenâ€™s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programsÂ reach 60,000Â children and adults each year.