The Sporting Life: Spring is Here at the Symphony Center Edition

This is a great time to welcome the spring with a few outstanding musical events at your local Nashville symphony hall. There are three next week that I am really excitied about that you might enjoy, too.

DrumLine Live
Monday, March 20, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. for one night only, and back by popular demand, this international touring sensation delivers the explosive energy and athleticism of marching bands to the stage in a spectacle unlike any other. The versatile cast mixes original compositions and top 40 songs in colorfully choreographed routines, with drum riffs that will have you dancing all night long.

With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, the staged show will be a synchronized musical showcase of the HBCU experience. Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits, group performances will range from colorful, choreographed routines to heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences.

DrumLine Live is based on the Historically Black College and University marching band tradition. The touring version is brought to you by the creative team behind the hit 2002 movie, which starred Nick Cannon, and the new VH1 series Drumline: A New Beat. Catch this incredible when it plays Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Ticket are priced at $29.00, $39.00, $ 55.00 and $69.00

Ballet at the Schermerhorn
Featuring the Nashville Ballet & Nashville Symphony on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., the Nashville Symphony with Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor for Nashville Ballet with Paul Vasterling, artistic director, will perform three selections: Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet; Vivaldi – Excerpts from The Four Seasons; and Copland – Appalachian Spring: Suite.

Delight in a grand evening of music and dance as Nashville Ballet and Nashville Symphony join together to perform some of the most beloved ballets in the repertoire. It’s a night at the Schermerhorn as you’ve never experienced it before, as company dancers and orchestra explore the exquisite beauty of movement and sound in Prokofiev’s lush and dramatic Romeo and Juliet, Vivaldi’s instantly recognizable The Four Seasons, and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, presented here in its original instrumentation for chamber ensemble. Paul Vasterling’s original choreography will bring each of these masterpieces brilliantly to life. Ticket are priced at $29.00, $44.00, $59.00, $79.00, and $104.00.

Reach for the Stars – A Sensory Friendly Concert
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 3:00 p.m., bring the babies and have a fun family day at the Schermerhorn. It’s a family-friendly concert for everyone, including young children, children with autism, and children with disabilities that cause sensory sensitivities. They’re offering a safe and welcoming environment for all concertgoers, featuring music by John Williams, Beethoven and more.

Share a live orchestral performance by the full Nashville Symphony, with Vinay Parameswaran, conductor, in Nashville’s premiere venue with children who might not other wise be equipped to handle the constraints of a classical concert! Featuring flexible seating – it’s OK to move around; no shushing – it’s OK to make noise; booster seats available; quiet spaces available; pre-concert activities; trained staff on site; and accessible seating.

Any and all children of all ages can enjoy these premium musical treats: Shostakovich – Festive Overture; John Williams – Star Wars, Main Title; Beethoven – Symphony No. 5; Holst – The Planets, Jupiter; Jackson (Jim Gray) – We Are the World; Sibelius – Finlandia; John Williams – Flight to Neverland (from Hook); and the John Williams – Superman March.

Seats (General Admission) are only $13.00, AND for this concert, there is a modified refund policy that allows families to receive 100% of their money back if they purchase tickets and find they are unable to attend the day of the performance.

Come Early! Starting at 2 pm, enjoy pre-concert activities, including crafts; instrument petting zoo; and a resource fair featuring organizations offering inclusive programming.