- $19 for one ticket to the Beethoven’s Ninth performed by the Nashville Symphony & Chorus on September 13 at 3 p.m. (up to $51 value)
- When: Sunday, September 13, at 3 p.m.
- Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- Seating: orchestra or balcony
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Click here to view the seating chart
The Nashville Symphony, lead by Musical Director Giancarlo Guerrero, treats audiences to an emotionally stirring two-part program featuring Beethoven’s Ninth that ties into the 14th anniversary of 9/11. The Blair Children’s Choir and the Nashville Symphony Chorus lend their vocal harmonies to the affair, and audiences are invited to join the conductor and musicians for an hour-long pre-show discussion (as part of the Classical Conversations series), or an informal Q&A after the show.
- Beethoven—Symphony No. 9: Nearly deaf when he composed his last symphony, Beethoven was the only person in the auditorium not to realize how well his thrilling “Ode to Joy” was received—legend says a soloist had to turn him around so that he could see the standing ovation.
- John Adams—On the Transmigration of Souls: Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” in the wake of the September 11th attacks, this mournful and meditative 25-minute piece employs children’s and adult choruses, ambient city sounds, and an oscillating orchestra to commemorate the lives lost that day. Its mix of tragedy, high emotion, and hope helped earned it the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for music.
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.