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Regions FREE Day of Music

Presented by at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

October 1, 2011


Regions FREE Day of Music

This hugely popular event invites the entire community to Schermerhorn Symphony Center to enjoy free musical performances all day long and into the night. Part of the Nashville Symphony’s mission to make our concert hall accessible to everyone, the FREE Day of Music will feature a wide variety of local ensembles performing throughout the building. The music will range from classical to jazz to pop, with a morning concert by the Nashville Symphony in Laura Turner Concert Hall.

11-11:45 a.m. Nashville Symphony
Family concert featuring music from Appalachian Spring, West Side Story and more

12:15-1 p.m. Organ Showcase featuring Andrew Risinger
Nashville Symphony’s organ curator performs selections on the Martin Foundation Concert Organ

1:30-2:15 p.m. Nashville Praise Orchestra

This 55-member community orchestra includes musicians from local churches

2:45-3:30 p.m. The Blair Suzuki Players

Eighty-member ensemble of students studying Suzuki violin at Blair School of Music

4-4:45 p.m. Nashville Philharmonic
This 60-member community orchestra is conducted by Chris Norton, with a guest appearance by the NSO’s Roger Wiesmeyer on English horn

5:15-6 p.m. Nashville in Harmony

Nashville's gay and lesbian mixed choir

6:30-7:15 p.m. Nexus Chamber Orchestra
Featuring some of Nashville's finest studio orchestral musicians

7:45-8:45 p.m. Nashville Youth Orchestras featuring Williamson County Youth Orchestra, Music City Youth Orchestra, Curb Youth Orchestra
Three local youth orchestras share the stage at this showcase of emerging local talent

9:30-10:30 p.m. Rumba

This 10-piece band is made up of Latin American musicians who work for nonprofit Conexion Americas


11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fisk Jubilee Singers
This vocal ensemble from Fisk University carries on a tradition dating back to 1871

1-1:45 p.m. Nashville Symphony Chamber Chorus

An ensemble of select singers from the Nashville Symphony Chorus led by Chorus Director George Mabry

2:15-3 p.m. Pat Coil Duo
Pianist Coil and bassist/vocalist Jim Ferguson perform jazz standards

3:30-4:15 p.m. Nashville Flute Choir

A group of 15 flutists from the Nashville area

4:45-5:30 p.m. Horacio Guendulain plays Prokofiev
Classical pianist performing Prokofiev's Sonata No. 3 and other solo piano works

6-6:45 p.m. Nashville Singers
A men's choir that celebrates the power of the human voice to entertain, educate, unite, uplift, enrich and inspire

7:15-8 p.m. Lipscomb University A Cappella Choir
Fifty-member chorus auditioned from students attending Lipscomb University

8:30-9:15 p.m. Bone Therapy
Trombone choir featuring musicians from the local medical community

12:15-1 p.m. Corporation Insania featuring MK Cherryholmes
Making their debut, a new eclectic rock band led by Molly Cherryholmes

1:45-2:30 p.m. Josiah Carr
Up-and-coming artist performs an array of styles, including covers and original tunes

3-3:45 p.m. Vanderbilt University’s Sankofa African Percussion Ensemble

Drumming ensemble performing music from Ghana and West Africa

4:30-5:15 p.m. Serenatta Latin Romantic Band
Performing a wide range of Latin music, including tangos from Argentina, bossa novas from Brazil and boleros from Mexico

6-6:45 p.m. Jack Daniel’s Silver Cornet Band
Step back in time with this brass band featuring some of Nashville's finest musicians

10-11 a.m. Ram Corps
This brass and percussion ensemble will march across the Shelby Street Pedestrian bridge and perform, with choreography, on Symphony Place

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Belmont University Small Group
Auditioned students from Belmont’s commercial music program

1-2 p.m. Tyme
Featuring Nashville Symphony President & CEO Alan Valentine on drums, this band covers rock ’n’ roll from the 1960s and ’70s

2:45-3:30 p.m. Rahsaan Barber and Everyday Magic
One of Nashville's finest saxophonists, Rahsaan Barber leads this progressive jazz band

4:15-5 p.m. The Chester Thompson Trio

Versatile bass-drums-piano trio featuring Chester Thompson, drummer for Phil Collins

5:45-6:30 p.m. The Skip Cherryholmes Quintet
New bluegrass band will premiere their forthcoming album

7:15-8 p.m. Music City Swing
A 21-piece big band playing music from the ’40s through today

8:45-9:30 p.m. Lake Rise Place

Jazz/pop trio performing originals and songs made famous by legends such as Ray Charles

10:30-11 p.m. South Jordan
Pop/rock band plays songs from their forthcoming album on Island Def Jam Records 

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201

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Admission Info:

Free Admission

General Day and Time Info:

Saturday 10:00am

Phone: (615) 687-6400


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Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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