Schermerhorn Symphony Center Season Preview

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be bursting with music for the 2013-14 season, and tickets are on sale now for a multitude of magnificent evenings. Get your packages now, or buy individual tickets for your favorite artists’ performances, available on July 19.
Here are some highlights of shows to come this summer, fall, and next winter and spring in Nashville’s phenomenal Laura Turner Hall in the Symphony Center.

Bill Cosby will be there for a SOLD OUT show on Friday July 26, at 8:00 p.m. Scalpers may be able to get you a seat.

Kathy Griffin Thursday August 8, at 7:30 p.m.
She’s outspoken, she’s hilarious and she’s coming to the Schermerhorn! Two-time Emmy winner and bestselling author Kathy Griffin is a multifaceted entertainer with rapid-fire wit. Her sharp, sassy take on Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders has been making audiences laugh for years. For mature audiences only. Presented without orchestra.

Huey Lewis & the News
Sunday August 25, 2013. 7:30 p.m.
One of the biggest bands of the 1980s are back and celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Sports. Huey Lewis & the News will perform their biggest hits — including “The Heart of Rock & Roll,” “I Want a New Drug,” “If This Is It” and much more — along with a few surprises. Get ready for a night packed with special memories and unforgettable tunes!

Chicago with the Nashville Symphony.
Thursday September 12, 7:00 p.m. Friday September 13,  8:00 p.m. Saturday September 14, 8:00 p.m.
It’ll be an epic night packed with hits when one the longest-running groups in rock history joins the Nashville Symphony! Beginning with 1970’s “Make Me Smile,” Chicago® has enjoyed an incredible string of 21 Top 20 singles, including “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now” and “You’re the Inspiration.” They’re the first American band to chart Top 40 albums in five consecutive decades and Billboard’s highest charting American band of all time.

Wednesday September 18, 2013. 7:30 p.m.
With 10 multi-Platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, Foreigner is one of the biggest bands rock ‘n’ roll history! Don’t miss this chance to hear them perform their unbeatable string of rock anthems, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded” and the worldwide smash “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Concert presented without orchestra.

Season Opening Celebration –   Al Jarreau  
Sunday September 22, 7:30 p.m.
The incomparable jazz singer Al Jarreau joins the Nashville Symphony for a night of smooth, swinging tunes, including favorites like “We’re in This Love Together,” “Moonlighting,” “Breakin’ Away” and “After All.” This seven-time GRAMMY® winner — one of the only artists to earn awards in the jazz, R&B and pop categories — will help us kick off our blockbuster season in style!

Chris Botti
Friday October 18, 2013. 8:00 p.m.
The world’s best-selling jazz instrumentalist returns to the Schermerhorn for what promises to be a sold-out one-night-only performance! A magnetic stage presence and an incomparable musician, Botti will bring his signature blend of jazz improvisation and classic tunes from the Great American Songbook and beyond. Concert presented without orchestra

Michael McDonald
Thursday October 31, 7:00 p.m. Friday November 1, 8:00 p.m. Saturday November 2, 8:00 p.m.
Two notes — that’s all it takes to recognize Michael McDonald’s distinctive voice. From Doobie Brothers classics like “What a Fool Believes” to solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’,” this soulful singer is responsible for some of pop music’s most unforgettable songs. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear him perform for the first time at the Schermerhorn!

Roberta Flack with the Nashville Symphony
Thursday January 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Friday Jan. 17, 2014, 8:00 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18, 2014, 8:00 p.m.
One of America’s greatest songstresses will bring her gorgeous voice and her incomparable blend of soul, jazz, pop and folk to the Nashville Symphony. With her unforgettable run of hits, including “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” and many more, Flack remains unparalleled in her ability to tell a story through music.

Marcus Roberts Trio: Celebrates Monk & Coltrane Friday January 31, 2014. 8:00 p.m.
Hear some of the greatest jazz songs ever written — from “Straight, No Chaser” to “Giant Steps” — when the phenomenal Marcus Roberts and his trio pay tribute to two legendary musicians: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane. Roberts has been called “the genius of the modern piano” by no less an authority than Wynton Marsalis. This is one concert jazz fans won’t want to miss! (Without orchestra)

Dianne Reeves
Friday May 2, 2014. 8:00 p.m.
No singer knows her way around a jazz tune like Dianne Reeves does. With her distinctive jazz and R&B stylings, the four-time GRAMMY® winner is one of music’s most gifted vocalists, unrivaled in her ability to interpret old and new standards alike. She’ll perform a mix of originals and classics, all wrapped in her dazzling voice. Concert presented without orchestra.

Branford Marsalis with the Nashville Symphony Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Thursday May 15, 2014. 7:00 p.m. Friday May 16, 2014. 8:00 p.m. Saturday May 17, 2014. 8:00 p.m.
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins the Nashville Symphony for a dynamic program featuring John Williams’ Escapades, a jazzy piece based on the composer’s music for the hit film Catch Me If You Can. Marsalis will also show off his astonishing soprano sax skills on Villa Lobos’ charming and lyrical Fantasia. George Gershwin’s bustling An American in Paris closes the evening with music that captures all the excitement and romance of life in the big city.