Nashville Symphony’s Opening Night Concert offered live, free of charge, on large outdoor screen; live pre-concert video webcast also planned


Giancarlo Guerrero, Music Director Nashville Symphony
Photo Courtesy David Baily Photography

Nashville Symphony’s Opening Night Concert offered live, free of charge, on large outdoor screen; live pre-concert video webcast also planned

To mark Giancarlo Guerrero’s official debut as Music Director, and to kick off the 2009/10 season with an extra flourish, the Nashville Symphony is presenting two special features at its First Tennessee All-Beethoven Opening Night with piano sensation Lang Lang on Friday, September 11.

First, the Symphony will erect a 9-by-16-foot video screen on the eastern end of One Symphony Place, the front plaza of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. On this screen, the entire concert will be presented live and free of charge. Rows of chairs will be set up at that end of the plaza, and the public is invited to attend the live viewing. Note: Participants must be present at the time of the drawing to be eligible to win.

Beginning at 7 p.m., one hour before the concert, the Symphony is also offering a live, pre-concert streaming video webcast, which will be available to visitors to the Symphony website. The webcast will culminate in an “exclusive” live look inside the hall, allowing our website visitors to witness the opening minutes of this historic concert.

“These opening-night plans offer the Symphony yet another opportunity to contribute to the growing energy and excitement of downtown Nashville, and hopefully connect with people who might not have had the chance yet to experience the Schermerhorn,” said Alan Bostick, Senior Director of Communications for the Nashville Symphony. “Orchestras today are always looking for ways to reach new audiences, and this allows us, through the use of technology still uncommon in our industry, to share with everyone the wonderful music that’s presented here each week.”

For this Opening Concert of the Nashville Symphony’s 2009/10 season Giancarlo Guerrero will be joined onstage by guest pianist Lang Lang for an evening of Beethoven, highlighting a trio of works that all include the number “three.” The evening begins with Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3 and moves on to his Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring Lang Lang. The evening closes with the powerful Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” one of the most enduring and beloved of his nine symphonies.

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