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Get ‘experienced’ at Schermerhorn Symphony Center this fall

by Cass Teague

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be bursting with music for the 2014-15 season. Tickets are on sale now for a multitude of magnificent evenings. Get your packages now, or buy individual tickets for your favorite artists’ performances, available on July 25. Here are some highlights of just a few of the great shows to come this summer and fall in Nashville’s phenomenal Laura Turner Hall in the Symphony Center.



Maxwell — ‘Summer SoulStice’ — Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm — on sale now.
In 1996, the 23-year-old Maxwell took the music world by storm with his debut, Urban Hang Suite. He went on to become an R&B superstar and a leader in the neo-soul movement, winning two Grammys and releasing four Platinum-selling albums. Don’t miss the ‘Ambassador of Soul’ for a rare and intimate performance.The Four Tops — Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 pm; Friday, Sept. 12, 8 pm; Saturday, Sept. 13, 8 pm — tickets to this concert go on sale July 25.

With their unbeatable string of hits, e.g., ‘Baby I Need Your Loving,’ ‘I Can’t Help Myself,’ ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’ and so many more, The Four Tops created the soundtrack for a generation. Don’t miss your chance to see these Motown legends with the Nashville Symphony.

Johnny Mathis — Sunday, Sept. 14, 7:30 pm.
With his unmistakable voice, Johnny Mathis is responsible for some of the most romantic songs ever recorded. When he joins the orchestra for this one-night-only evening of musical magic, he’ll sing the songs you know and love, including ‘Chances Are,’ ‘Misty,’ ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’ and more. His 2012 performance sold out fast.

Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten

American Masterworks with Victor Wooten — Thursday, Sept. 18, 7 pm; Friday, Sept. 19, 8 pm; Saturday, Sept 20, 8 pm — tickets to this concert go on sale July 25. Nashville Symphony with Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Victor Wooten, electric bass; and Barry Scott, narrator. This all-American program is highlighted by an exciting new commission written by Conni Ellisor especially for Nashville-based electric bassist Victor Wooten.

Experience Hendrix — Friday, Sept. 26, 8 pm — tickets on sale now.
Celebrate the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with an all-star roster of musicians, including: original Hendrix Experience bassist Billy Cox; blues legend Buddy Guy; Jonny Lang; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Eric Johnson; Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes; and more special guests to be announced. It’s an unforgettable night of music and exciting stage performances, all in tribute to the world’s greatest guitarist — Jimi Hendrix.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis — Sunday, October 5, at 7:30 pm — tickets to this concert go on sale July 25.
Led by Wynton Marsalis, this remarkable group is made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs a vast repertoire, from American classics to rare historic compositions to newly commissioned works.

Find the complete calendar of events at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center at: <www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets>.

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