The Nashville Symphony December Concert Schedule

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.



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Drifters, Coasters & Platters Sing Holidays & Hits

7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019

Three pioneering doo-wop groups make a very special Music City stop to sing holiday favorites, as well as some timeless hits that sound just as great today as they did 50 years ago.

Concert presented without orchestra

FirstBank Pops Series

Kellie Pickler in Music City Christmas

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7, 2019

Celebrate the most magical time of year as Kellie Pickler joins your Nashville Symphony for a night of holiday fun that will include a host of singers, Broadway dancers and an appearance by Santa Claus himself, plus pre-concert festivities in the Schermerhorn lobbies.

The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series

Holiday Spectacular & Sing-Along

11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019

Get in the spirit of the season with a concert of holiday favorites. Frosty, Rudolph and Santa’s elves are preparing a festive morning for kids of all ages where everyone can join in the fun and sing along! Arrive early for fun, family-friendly pre-concert activities, including an Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts, a book nook and much more.


Dave Barnes Presents a Very Merry Christmas

with Special Guests

7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019

Singer-songwriter Dave Barnes and guests perform classic originals like “Christmas Tonight” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” along with holiday favorites including “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and more.

Concert presented without orchestra


Drew & Ellie Holcomb’s Neighborly Christmas

7:30 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2019

Drew and Ellie Holcomb and their band The Neighbors return to the Schermerhorn for an evening of Christmas standards and original holiday tunes, along with Holcomb favorites.

Concert presented without orchestra

HCA TriStar Health Legends of Music Series

Michael W. Smith: Christmas with the Nashville Symphony

with Special Guest Marc Martel

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019

One of Christian music’s biggest stars returns to ring in the holiday season with your Nashville Symphony. Get your tickets early for this sell-out show and bring the family for a very special evening of holiday favorites and original tunes.

Movies Series

Home Alone in Concert

with the Nashville Symphony

7 p.m. Thursday & Friday, December 12 & 13, 2019

This hilarious and heartwarming holiday tradition is perfect for the whole family. Experience John Williams’ delightful score performed live while the movie is shown on the big screen.

Guest Attraction

Celebration Concert Tours: 1st Annual Music City Carol Sing

5 & 8 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2019

Featuring the 750-voice Music City Celebration Choir – comprised of 20 different church choirs from Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama – and accompanied by the 35-piece Nashville String Machine Orchestra, it’s an extraordinary evening of familiar carols and songs of the season, with proceeds going to feeding the hungry this Christmas.

Concert presented without orchestra

Special Event

Guerrero Conducts Handel’s Messiah

With the Nashville Symphony & Chorus

7 p.m. Thursday, December 19, 2019

8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, December 20 & 21, 2019

2 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2019

Featuring the resounding Hallelujah Chorus, it’s Nashville’s grandest Messiah – full of passion, drama and stunning beauty. Celebrate the season as your Nashville Symphony & Chorus perform one of the most inspiring works of music ever written.

Guest Attraction

Sing! An Irish Christmas – Keith and Kristyn Getty and Friends

7:30 p.m. Monday, December 23, 2019

Join Ireland’s Keith & Kristyn Getty for their sixth annual tour of Sing! An Irish Christmas. As featured on Public Television to over 45 million households, the Gettys are joined by their band of virtuosic instrumentalists fusing Celtic, bluegrass, Americana, modern and classical music, along with cultural dance and the choral sounds of the holiday.

Concert presented without orchestra


Viva Las Vegas with Frankie Moreno

8 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2019

Four-time Las Vegas “Headliner of the Year” Frankie Moreno makes his Music City headlining debut, showcasing his impeccable artistry and showmanship and a genre-blending sound combining elements of pop, rock, country, classical and more.

Concert presented without orchestra

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. The Nashville Symphony has released more than 30 recordings on Naxos, which have received 24 GRAMMY® nominations and 13 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, among other labels. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reached 45,000 children and adults during the 2018/19 season.

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