Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music Set for October 22

Nashville Symphony (photo: Mickey Dobo)

Nashville Symphony (photo: Mickey Dobo)

The Nashville Symphony has announced the lineup for its 11th annual Free Day of Music on Saturday, October 22, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Showcasing more than 20 different artists in an array of genres, including classical, country, rock, jazz and world music, Free Day of Music will kick off at 11 a.m. and run though 9 p.m. Performances will take place on four stages located inside and outside the Schermerhorn.

The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony headlines the event with a noon performance in Laura Turner Concert Hall featuring works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Copland, Prokofiev, Gershwin and Williams.

Other highlights include:
“Meet the Conductors” Q&A session with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, Associate Conductor Vinay Parameswaran and Interim Chorus Director Tucker Biddlecombe (1 p.m., Curb Family Music Education Hall)
Andrew Risinger performing on the Schermerhorn’s breathtaking Martin Foundation Concert Organ (6:15 p.m., Laura Turner Concert Hall)
· An outdoor evening performance by Music City Swing (7 pm, One Symphony Place)
· A Kids’ Zone featuring the Symphony’s Instrument Petting Zoo, arts and crafts and more (1-4 p.m., East Lobby)

The full schedule for Free Day of Music is below:
Laura Turner Concert Hall
Noon – 12:45 p.m. – Nashville Symphony
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. – Music City Baroque
3:15-4 p.m. – Nashville Philharmonic
4:45-5:30 p.m. – Nashville Symphony Chorus
6:15-7 p.m. – Organ Recital with Andrew Risinger
7:45-9 p.m. – Youth Orchestra Festival featuring Curb Youth Symphony and Music City Youth Orchestra

One Symphony Place
11 – 11:45 a.m. – Ukuladies and the Dudes
1 – 1:45 p.m. – Tyme
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – Global Education Center
4 – 4:45 p.m. – Molly Cherryholmes
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Quinn Deveaux & Blue Beat Review
7 – 7:45 p.m. – Music City Swing

Courtyard Stage
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. – World Fiddle Ensemble
3:15 – 4 p.m. – VSA TN/Blair Dulcimer Choir
4:45 – 5:30 p.m. – Alissa Lindemann
6:15 – 7 p.m. – Mandy Cook

Curb Family Music Education Hall
11 – 11:45 a.m. – Middle Tennessee Suzuki Association
1 – 1:45 p.m. – Meet the Conductors Q&A Session
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. – MTSU Center for Chinese Music and Art
4 – 4:45 p.m. – MET Singers
5:30 – 6:15 p.m. – Chatterbird
7 – 7:45 p.m. – Nashville State Community College Jazz Ensemble