There are several phenomenal musical events coming to Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the coming weeks and months. The concerts include two separate ones with two Marsalis brothers — Wynton and Bransford, Jeffrey Osborne & Peabo Bryson, Chris Botti, and Billy Cox and Experience Hendrix. First up is a classy jazz event.
Every December for more than a decade, the critically acclaimed Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and an all-star roster of guest vocalists have explored the canon of holiday standards to perform new and traditional arrangements of Yuletide favorites. These Big Band Holidays concerts have become a seasonal tradition among jazz lovers and families. Wynton Marsalis returns with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to perform swingin’ renditions of your favorite holiday tunes. Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in style with beloved songs like: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm; I’ll Be Home for Christmas; Merry Christmas, Baby; Zat You Santa Claus?; We Three Kings; White Christmas; and Jingle Bells. Friday, December 7, 2018, 08:00 PM Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Get your tickets now for these upcoming early 2019 shows: Valentine’s with Chris Botti & the Nashville Symphony on Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 PM and Friday, February 15 at 8:00 PM. Experience Hendrix on Sunday, March 10 at 7:30 PM. An Evening with Jeffrey Osborne & Peabo Bryson on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM; and An Evening with Branford Marsalis Quartet on Friday, April 26 at 8:00 PM.
Sunday, March 10, 2019, celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with this all-star lineup, touring in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Electric Ladyland: Billy Cox of Band of Gypsys and Jimi Hendrix Experience, Ernie Isley, Joe Satriani, Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doug Pinnick of King’s X, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Mato Nanji of Indigenous, Kenny Aronoff, Slide Brothers, Henri Brown, Kevin McCormick, Ana Popović, and more.
Every pair of tickets for this show includes a CD copy of Jimi Hendrix’s Both Sides of the Sky. You will receive an email with more details about this offer approximately 7 days after your purchase. Heralded by Relix as “a historically valuable document…and a treat musically,” Both Sides of the Sky is the third volume in a trilogy intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings remaining in Jimi Hendrix’s archive.
Sunday, March 24, 2019, two of R&B’s most beloved artists perform a night of silky smooth soul at the Schermerhorn. Former LTD frontman Jeffrey Osborne performs selections from his sparkling solo career, which includes “On the Wings of Love” and “You Should Be Mine,” along material from his new album, Worth It All. Known for classic Disney tunes including “Beauty and the Beast” and “A Whole New World,” Peabo Bryson headlines the evening with favorites like “If Ever You’re in My Arms Again,” “Can you Stop the Rain” and “Let the Feeling Flow,” plus selections from his latest, Stand for Love.
With a remarkable career as soloist, composer and bandleader, NEA Jazz Master and GRAMMY®‐winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis remains a vital force in jazz today. Known for their telepathic communication, depth of original repertoire, expressive melodies and unrivaled spirit, his quartet remains one of the genre’s most innovative and forward-thinking ensembles. They play the Schermerhorn on Friday, April 26 , 2019.
Applications Open for 2019/20 Class of Accelerando
Accelerando is designed for students of diverse backgrounds with a serious interest in pursuing a professional music career. This program is part of the Nashville Symphony’s commitment to helping the orchestras of tomorrow reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. Applications for the 2019/20 school year are open. Come to a community meeting to learn more: January 22, 2019 — Antioch High School, 1900 Hobson Pike; February 5, 2019 — I.T. Creswell Prep School for the Arts, 3500 John Mallette Drive; and February 12, 2019: Casa Azafrán, 2195 Nolensville Pike.