Make this a December holiday season to remember at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Among the many musical and stage offerings available there this season, here are a few of special note. The center offers two very special artists during their Legends of Music series the second week of December – Smokey Robinson and Kristen Chenowith.
Motown legend Smokey Robinson returns to Music City for two incredible nights of holiday favorites and classic hits such as “Tears of a Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Cruisin’,” “Being With You” and many, many more. Enjoy Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Smokey Robinson with your Nashville Symphony,Vinay Parameswaran, conductor, Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and/or Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home for Christmas with the Nashville Symphony begins the Legends of Music series on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 a 7:30 p.m. and continues Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The GRAMMY and Tony Award-winning Broadway and television actress and singer makes her Nashville Symphony debut with a holiday celebration full of beloved seasonal tunes and classic Broadway hits. Experience an intimate performance of holiday music featuring Kristin’s distinct voice matched with gorgeous sound of your Nashville Symphony, withMary Mitchell Campbell, conductor.
Celebrate 50 years of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with a night of wonderful music inspired by the beloved holiday television classic. One of the founding fathers of contemporary jazz, pianist and composer David Benoit will be joined by GRAMMY-nominated singer Jane Monheit and the Nashville Children’s Choir on “Christmas Time is Here” and a host of other Peanuts holiday classics in a very special, one-night-only jazz performance at the Schermerhorn, without orchestra. Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Handel’s Messiah is a Music City holiday tradition like none other. Celebrate the season as your Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written. Handel’s Messiah is a true masterpiece, and Schermerhorn is the perfect venue to enjoy this piece brimming with passion, drama and passages of stunning beauty. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. and Friday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. with Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor, and the Nashville Symphony Chorus with soloistsKatelynAungst, soprano; John Holiday, countertenor; Marc Molomot, tenor; and Reginald Smith, baritone.