NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 7, 2014) – Building on its successful slate of pop, rock, jazz and R&B concerts at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Nashville Symphony unveiled the lineup for its 2014/15 Pops Series and Jazz Series today and proudly announced a three-year partnership with FirstBank as sponsor of the Pops Series.
Kicking off Sept. 11-13, 2014, the FirstBank Pops Series features the Nashville Symphony performing with eight leading pop acts, including The Four Tops, Kenny Rogers, Styx, Boyz II Men and Kenny G. Tony Award-winning performer Bernadette Peters will close the series on May 7-9, 2015, with an evening of Broadway hits.
“We have seen tremendous growth in our Pops Series over the past year, thanks to sold-out performances with Chicago and other top-tier artists, and we look forward to another blockbuster season,” said Alan D. Valentine, president and CEO of the Nashville Symphony. “FirstBank’s sponsorship speaks volumes about the value of the Nashville Symphony to the entire community, and with their support, we look forward to providing great music for thousands of concert-goers and music lovers across Middle Tennessee.”
“FirstBank believes the Nashville Symphony is one of our community’s finest treasures, and we are extremely pleased to show our support through the Pops Series sponsorship,” said Chris Holmes, FirstBank president and CEO. “This partnership works very well with our own Art of Community collection highlighting Tennessee artists and reflects our community-based approach to doing business.”
FirstBank is the third largest Tennessee-based bank, with 45 banking locations across Tennessee and mortgage locations across the Southeast. The bank serves every major metropolitan market in the state and, with more than $2.2 billion in total assets, has the resources to provide a comprehensive variety of financial services and products.
Headquartered in Tennessee, FirstBank follows a community banking model which began in 1906 when the bank was founded in Scotts Hill, Tenn. As Tennessee’s leading community bank, FirstBank is committed to its role as a leader in the communities it serves.
Jazz Series, Special Events Bring More Big Names to Schermerhorn
For the 2014/15 season, the Nashville Symphony’s Jazz Series will feature four top-flight artists, beginning on Oct. 5 with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Other performances in the Jazz Series include Manhattan Transfer, saxophonist Dave Koz and vocalist Gregory Porter, who recently earned a GRAMMY® Award for his album Liquid Spirit.
Special events planned for 2014/15 include a Christmas concert on Nov. 16 with PBS favorites Celtic Thunder and the Nashville Symphony, and a St. Patrick’s Day performance with Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster and the Nashville Symphony. More special events will be announced later this year. For a full list of 2014/15 season concerts, click here.
FirstBank Pops Series and Jazz Series concerts are currently on sale as part of season ticket packages, which also come with a host of benefits, including free bonus concerts, free ticket exchanges and pre-sale opportunities for upcoming concerts. Subscription prices for the 2014/15 FirstBank Pops Series start at $340, and subscription prices for the 2014/15 Jazz Series start at $171. For more information, call 615.687.6400 or visit NashvilleSymphony.org/seasontickets.
Single tickets for all concerts in the 2014/15 season will go on sale beginning on July 25.
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 19 recordings on Naxos, which have received 14 GRAMMY® nominations and seven GRAMMY® Awards, making NSO one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. 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 inspire 100,000 children and adults each year.