Last updated on May 28th, 2015 at 12:01 pm
Nashville is fortunate to have a magnificent musical facility downtown where a wide variety of events are hosted. We have a great world-class symphony orchestra which performs many classical music concerts on an ongoing basis. The Laura Turner Hall has astonishing acoustical resonance. While these are not ALL of the phenomenal musical events coming to the Center in June, we recommend these for your attendance. We plan to attend each and give you a report. Be sure to check out the website, www.nashvillesymphony.org and find events that fit your plans and tastes.
Bridging the gulf between rock ’n’ roll and classical music, the Nashville Symphony will blow you away with The Music of Led Zeppelin. Amplified by a full rock band, creator Brent Havens will guest-conduct the orchestra as they capture Led Zeppelin’s sheer blast and power, riff for riff, while churning out new musical colors. The two-plus-hour concert features 18 classic Zeppelin tunes, including “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog,” “Immigrant Song” and more. The January 2014 show sold out instantly – get your tickets early before they sell out!
Rescheduled from its original date of March 9, all tickest purchased for the original date will be honored.
Craig Ferguson, the star of The Late Late Show and host of Celebrity Name Game, brings his witty and hilarious stand-up comedy to the Schermerhorn. Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. On December 19th, 2014, Ferguson will conclude his nine-year run as the host of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” which has set all-time viewer records and earned him a Primetime Emmy nomination during its run. Ferguson can currently be seen as the host of the new syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game,” from executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Ferguson recently lent his voice to the animated features “How to Train Your Dragon” and its sequel, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” as well as the Disney animated features, “Winnie The Pooh” and “Brave.” Ferguson has become a huge success on the North American comedy circuit, having performed to sold out theaters all over the country, including Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall. Additionally, Craig has released three widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials, including, “I’m Here to Help,” which garnered him a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Ferguson is also a New York Times bestselling author, having released his first novel in 2006, Between The Bridge and The River, and his memoir in 2009, America On Purpose – a book about why and how the late night funnyman became an American.
Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world’s most beloved Looney Tunes and their legendary stars projected on the big screen — Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner — while their extraordinary original scores are played LIVE by your Nashville Symphony. Created by George Daugherty and David Ka Lik Wong, this concert has delighted millions of concertgoers around the world and spotlights acclaimed classics like What’s Opera, Doc?, The Rabbit of Seville and Rhapsody Rabbit, alongside eye-popping brand-new Warner Bros. 3D theatrical shorts I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat and Coyote Falls. Plus special guest stars Tom and Jerry!
For its season finale production, Studio Tenn is off to Nashville’s magnificent Schermerhorn Symphony Center to embark on one of the wildest musical adventures ever to blow up Broadway: The Wizard of Oz. Following its history-making 1939 Technicolor film debut starring Judy Garland, this colorful conjuring of L. Frank Baum’s fantasy children’s novel has captivated the hearts and imaginations of dreamers of all ages—including the visionaries at Studio Tenn. The company promises an all-out design extravaganza for this production, drawing from a trove of art and fashion spanning from the film’s advent to the present day. Their fresh, original approach created uniquely for the Schermerhorn experience will re-invigorate and elevate this true American classic with an abundance of new thrills and surprises.
Director J.J. Abrams revitalized the iconic Star Trek franchise with the release of his 2009 film. Now you can boldly go where no one has gone before, and experience the film on the big screen as the Nashville Symphony performs composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling score live.
June 25 & 26
Pixar in Concert In HD with the Nashville Symphony
For the first time in its history, Pixar presents a compilation of clips from its 13 feature films, with the music performed live by a full symphony orchestra. On a big screen, you’ll watch highlights from your favorite Pixar films, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, Up, Brave, Monsters Inc. and more, all while your Nashville Symphony brings the soundtrack vividly to life. Fun for the whole family!
A pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to such legendary artists as Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy remains an electrifying performer. This member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has influenced everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, and Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 25 of its 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Don’t miss his first-ever headlining appearance at the Schermerhorn.