The following is a press release:
The Nashville Symphony has announced dates and programs for their popular annual Community Concerts, a beloved summer tradition throughout Middle Tennessee. From June 7 through 11, the Orchestra will perform free concerts in local parks and communities in Davidson, Macon, Sumner, and Wilson counties.
Nashville Symphony Associate Conductor Nathan Aspinall will conduct a program featuring American classics including Aaron Copland’s “Hoe Down” from Rodeo, Samuel Ward’s America the Beautiful, and Bob Lowden’s Armed Forces Salute; John Williams’ “Flight to Neverland” from the score of the movie Hook; “Kum Ba Yah” from Adolphus Hailstork’s Three Spirituals for Orchestra. The Orchestra will also perform popular excerpts from Georges Bizet’s Carmen; and a summertime favorite, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
“The Nashville Symphony audience extends well beyond the walls of Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and our parks concerts are one of the best ways we can connect with our extended community,” said Tonya McBride Robles, Nashville Symphony Chief Operating Officer. “We invite our neighbors, one and all, to pack a picnic and join us in one of our beautiful parks.”
Several of the concert locations will offer pre-concert activities and food options, and concertgoers are encouraged to pack a picnic and come early to enjoy a beautiful summer evening in the parks. More information can be found at NashvilleSymphony.org/CommunityConcerts.