What You'll Get
- $28 for one ticket to A Nashville Symphony New Year’s Eve: The Best of Gershwin, Strauss & More (up to $56 value)
- When: Wednesday, December 31, at 6 p.m.
- Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- Seating: assigned by box office in rear orchestra section
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Accomplished Nashville Symphony assistant conductor Vinay Parameswaran leads a rousing sendoff to 2014 full of familiar favorites from the Gershwin and Strauss canon. Aiding members of the symphony are guest vocalists Christiane Noll and Doug LaBrecque, plus solo pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
- Gershwin—”I Got Rhythm”: Who could ask for anything more than this jaunty standard, originally performed by Ethel Merman in the 1930 musical Girl Crazy and later popularized Gene Kelly in An American in Paris.
- Gershwin—”Embraceable You”: Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Gloria Estefan, Billie Holliday, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland—that’s a very partial list of artists who have covered this doe-eyed American classic.
- Gershwin—Rhapsody in Blue: This beloved work’s loopy opening clarinet glissando must have shocked audiences in 1924, heralding as it did a never-before-heard hybrid of classical music and jazz.
- Strauss—On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Best known to modern audiences for its use in 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’s elegant waltz opens with a slowly blossoming theme, punctuated by merrily chirping woodwinds.
- Strauss—Die Fledermaus: Following the jail-dodging machinations of protagonist Einstein, the misfortunes of his unfaithful wife’s lover, and an elaborate revenge plot set at a lavish masquerade ball, this operetta sings of uncorked champagne, masquerades, and schemes for a New Year’s kiss.
- Lehår—The Merry Widow Waltz: This sweeping movement from Lehår’s most popular operetta, The Merry Widow, practically whisks listeners across the ballroom floor. It was used to great extent in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt and in Ernst Lubitch’s Heaven Can Wait.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on 12/31 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Nashville Symphony Orchestra's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Even though it opened in 2006, Schermerhorn Symphony Center looks like it's been a part of the landscape for centuries. That's because the center, which is named for Nashville Symphony's late maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn, took its design cues from famed European concert halls. Its classic appearance is enhanced by 30 soundproof windows, which allow natural sunlight or unnatural spaceship lights to stream in. A custom-built organ rings out through the hall, and a convertible seating design allows the hall to morph into a ballroom floor for cabaret shows or weddings.