The Nashville Symphony has unveiled the dates and information for its 2017/18 Chamber Music Series – five weeknight concerts featuring small ensembles of Symphony musicians performing in an intimate setting in Laura Turner Concert Hall, completely free of charge.
Formerly known as OnStage, the series has been revamped for the 2017/18 season to accommodate larger audiences, with attendees now seated on the floor of the concert hall in a setting that retains the relaxed and interactive concert experience that has made the events so popular with music lovers. Programming for each performance is developed by members of the Nashville Symphony, creating an evening of music and conversation that allows audience members to get to know orchestra musicians and explore the history and artistry behind the music.
Tickets are now available for the next Chamber Music Series performance on November 15 and can be reserved at NashvilleSymphony.org/CMS or via phone at 615.687.6400. Tickets may be reserved for subsequent Chamber Music Series events starting two weeks prior to the performance. Seating is limited to two seats per household, and reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis.
The full schedule of Chamber Music Series performances is as follows:
Mozart & Friends
6 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Program: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major
Performers: Septet led by Roger Wiesmeyer on piano
Favorites for Four!
6 p.m. Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Program: Selections from some of the greatest string quartets of all time, with music by Beethoven, Borodin, Dvořák, Mozart and Schubert
Performers: Jessica Blackwell and Jung-Min Shin, violin; Betsy Lamb Flynn, viola; Kevin Bate, cello
Tickets Available: January 22, 2018
6 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Program: Dvořák’s Romance in F minor for violin and piano and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor
Performers: Louise Morrison, violin; Judith Ablon, viola; Christopher Stenstrom, cello; Megan Pearson, piano
Tickets Available: February 5, 2018
Composers of Hope
6 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Program: In connection with the Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope initiative, this concert will feature the music of composers whose lives were directly impacted by the Holocaust. Works will include Paul Hindemith’s Concerto for Trumpet, Bassoon and Strings, plus music by Alexandre Tansman and Erwin Schulhoff
Performers: Gil Perel, bassoon; Jeff Bailey, trumpet
Tickets Available: March 5, 2018
Friends in Low Places
6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Program: A selection of works showcasing the Nashville Symphony’s bass section
Performers: Joel Reist, Glen Wanner, Kevin Jablonski, Katherine Munagian, Elizabeth Stewart and Tim Pearson
Tickets Available: March 26, 2018
More information on the Chamber Music Series is available at: www.NashvilleSymphony.org/CMS.