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Schermerhorn Symphony Center: Coffee and Classics series announced

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There is an incredible new event series coming up at Schermerhorn Symphony Center I wanted to let you in on. You know the place, built to look like a classical opera house, with acoustics to rival a venue in a major arts driven metropolis hall, the one place in Nashville where you can dress in an evening gown or wear jeans and still feel at home, get a hot cup of coffee or a relaxing glass of wine and listen to rock 'n roll, watch cartoons or even see a classical concert in the middle of the day.. (Didn't know that? Read on!)

Yea, that gorgeous little place, sitting right at the end of the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, smack in the middle of little old Music City, Tn – once known only for down home country and bluegrass music – but wow, have we ever marched right on past just country, into becoming one of the major entertainment meccas of the country, a vacation destination for something other than the Grand Ole Opry (not that we don't still love it deary!) It's sure something for Tennessee residents to be proud of. Okay, back to my exciting news.

Schermerhorn Symphony Center and the Nashville Symphony have announced a new and very exciting new concert series called Coffee and Classics that will start your weekend off a day early, without even having to fight Friday night traffic in downtown Nashville.

The Coffee and Classics series is a three-concert series designed with the classical music lover in mind. With masterpieces by Mozart, Strauss, Haydn, Copland and others being performed in the magnificent splendor of Laura Turner Hall, the amazing mid-morning concerts start at only $88 for a three concert series. You will also be able to buy single tickets starting at $32 each.

Now here come the “extras”. The Symphony Center will be hosting the event and brightening your Friday morning with Free coffee and pastries before the concert! You will be able to enjoy your breakfast while mingling with other like-minded classical music lovers all throughout the season in October, February and April.

How do I know it's going to be all that and a bucket of champagne? Simply because I went to the first Coffee and Classics concert, held a few months ago- a test run, so to speak, that proved to be a smashing success, with almost a full house of excited music lovers, enjoying the pleasures of a classical concert without having to get out at night and fight the evening traffic.

It's a perfect way to take a bit longer lunch away from the office on a Friday morning, an ingenious way to introduce your children to classical music and an absolutely perfect way to spend a morning with your best friends, and maybe have lunch afterwards to discuss the morning concert.

Click here to purchase a Coffee & Classics subscription which includes tickets to all three concerts.

Click here to purchase single tickets to Coffee & Classics concerts.

Also coming up at Schermerhorn Symphony Center:

Brandi Carlile with the Nashville Symphony

Tuesday, April 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile returns for a special one-night-only appearance with the Nashville Symphony! She wowed audiences after her sold-out performance with the orchestra last May. Working her way up from performing at Seattle’s Pikes Place Market to headlining at renowned venues such as Red Rocks and Wolf Trap, Carlile has earned her reputation as a fearless and consummate performer who is undoubtedly in a class of her own.

The Music of Pink Floyd

Performed by the Nashville Symphony

Tuesday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Experience the music of Pink Floyd as the Nashville Symphony performs your favorite songs with a full rock band. Singer Randy Jackson, conductor Brent Havens and his ensemble will capture the essence of Pink Floyd’s ethereal harmonies and the iconic sounds of one of the biggest rock bands of all time. The two-hour-plus hour concert features a massive light show timed with more than 15 Pink Floyd tunes, including “Money,” “Learning to Fly,” “Comfortably Numb” and selections from The Wall.

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