Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.
After skipping a year in person because of the pandemic, the Nashville Symphony’s 28th annual Let Freedom Sing concert returns to Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Sunday, January 16, at 7 p.m. Early tickets are available to donors on January 4, and on sale for “pay what you can” to the general public on January 10. Dr. Jeffery L. Ames, director of choral activities at Belmont University, will conduct the program, which features performances from the Celebration Chorus, the Celebration Youth Chorus, and soprano NaGuanda Nobles. The free concert includes inspiring classical works, songs, and traditionals that affirm equal rights and social justice. Also during the performance, poet and author Dr. Destiny O. Birdsong will read her poem Stand in honor of Ernest "Rip" Patton, a Freedom Rider and early member of Nashville's civil rights movement, who died earlier this year. Reserve tickets on Monday, January 10, at NashvilleSymphony.org/LetFreedomSing or by calling 615.687.6400.
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording, and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops, jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reached 45,000 children and adults during the 2019/20 season. The Nashville Symphony has released 39 internationally distributed recordings on Naxos, which have received 27 GRAMMY® nominations and 14 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and New West Records.