Nashville Symphony Announces 2019-20 Season

By Nicole Kuchta

Nashville Symphony has announced its 2019-20 season.

There will be a wide variety of series and events at Nashville Symphony this season, including the Classical Series, FirstBank Pops Series, Movie Series, Blackford Jazz Series, The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series, National Geographic Live Series, and Special Events & Presentations. In order to stick to opera, we will highlight classical vocal performances or anything else opera-related.

First in the lineup is “Rachmaninoff’s The Bells,” featuring the Nashville Symphony Chorus under the direction of Tucker Biddlecombe, and organist Paul Jacobs. Aside from “The Bells,” the program will include Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music.” Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct.

Performance Dates: Nov. 21 – 23, 2019

Celebrate the holidays during “Guerrero Conducts Handel’s Messiah with the Nashville Symphony & Chorus,” featuring the Hallelujah Chorus.

Performance Dates: Dec. 19 – 22, 2019

Nashville Symphony will present “Beethoven’s Birthday Bash,” a celebration of the composer’s 250th birthday, in February. Three of Beethoven’s works will be performed under the baton of Guerrero: Leonore Overture No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 1, and Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Leonore Overture No. 3 is one of the overtures written for “Fidelio,” Beethoven’s only opera originally titled “Leonore.”

Performance Dates: Feb. 20 – 23, 2020

“Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony” will showcase soprano Jessica Rivera, baritone Andrew Garland, and the Nashville Symphony chorus in a performance of Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Conquest Requiem” following the orchestra’s rendition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastorale.” Biddlecombe will direct the chorus, and Guerrero will conduct.

Performance Dates: Mar. 19 – 21, 2020