The holidays are just around the corner and already Nashville Symphony is making plans for a joyous musical season.
“Our mission is to bring the very best music and entertainment to Nashville throughout the year,” says Larry Tucker, vice president of artistic administration for Nashville Symphony. “But December is especially exciting, with a diverse mix of artists — we truly have something for everyone.”
Families will enjoy a special screening of “Home Alone,” featuring the Nashville Symphony and Chorus, as well as David Benoit’s “Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown.” And there’s a Holiday Sing-a-Long, which includes pre-concert craft activities and an interactive Instrument Petting Zoo.
Tucker says the month of December also features a great combination of Nashville-based artists and big-name talent, representing a wide range of genres.
“To have Jonny Lang, Kristin Chenoweth and Smokey Robinson all appearing in the same week is pretty amazing.
But for Tucker, the highlight has to be Handel’s “Messiah,” a stunning masterpiece that continues to awe and inspire more than 250 years after the composer’s death.
“This really is the centerpiece of our seasonal lineup,” he says. “I look forward to it every year. I’ve probably seen it over 60 times in the last 16 years, but it never grows old. There’s always something new to hear, and in our beautiful hall, there’s an emotional connection to the music that is just magical. We’ve added a matinee performance this year, just to be sure everyone has the opportunity to get here.”
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