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“Great Concert and Visit Inspired a Poem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Schermerhorn Symphony Center
1 Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201
+1 615-687-6500
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Nashville Evening Tour with BBQ Dinner
Ranked #4 of 256 things to do in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Experience music of all genres in Nashville's acoustical gem, Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Home to the GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony, the venue hosts more than 140 events each year. Experience classical masterworks, exciting new music and today's greatest artists, with breathtaking sound of 84 world-class musicians onstage. Wine, beer and cocktails available at all concerts, with casual dining available at the in-house Cherry Street Eatery. Tours of the building are offered free of charge at 1 p.m. on most Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Silver Spring, Maryland
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“Great Concert and Visit Inspired a Poem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

July 5, 2014

Late last year, my brother and I met in Nashville, a perfect reunion location between Arkansas and Maryland. We focused our trip around tickets to see Michael McDonald in concert with the Nashville Symphony at the new Schermerhorn Symphony Hall. Great choice! The Hall's orchestra seats and seats above the stage were not the most expensive, but delivered great sound and clear views. Nashville is truly Music City USA, with a diverse menu of high quality music and entertainment...indoors and out. In addition to the Grand Ole Opry and other landmarks, city streets are bustling with great stores and restaurants. After the concert, we retreated to a rented home, a quiet B&B in the nearby neighborhood of Inglewood. It was very close to a popular, beautifully maintained park that offers running and biking and walking trails along the lovely, meandering Cumberland River. We toured Belmont Mansion, a beautiful antebellum home circa 1849, now on Belmont College campus. It was used for US Army preparations in the Civil War, Battle of Nashville, in 1864. Our docent-led tour was excellent. It covered nearly 10,000 square feet of the home and the life and legacy of its mistress: Adelicia Acklen, and her life before, during, and after the War. This tour reminded me of relatives from Jackson County, Tennessee. Soldiers were lost and families stayed or migrated to Texas and may have stopped in Nashville on their journeys.

My most recent visit inspired this poem:

Ode to Nashville!

Warm and welcoming capital of Tennessee, where we met in harmony
Heard great talent in Music City USA, Schemerhorn Hall and Nashville Symphony
At Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry, enjoyed the soul of music country
Belmont Mansion, inspired by a Civil War woman's amazing story

What makes Nashville fascinating through its history?
Cradled in the Cumberland River called Wasioto in Shawnee
Nashville Central Basin rimmed by highlands and trees
Part of ancient mountains blanketing Alabama to Maine
Former inland seas fossils uplifted, the "Appalachia" chain

First Mississippian culture built mounds and hunted game
With immigrants, a trading post, fort, then river port came
First settlers raised cotton to sell by barge or by rail to sea
During wartime, Nashville's commerce thrived on diversity
Leaders conducting smartly in times of vast adversity

Where people gather, there are stories to tell
And great venues needed to celebrate them well
We are all pioneers with plans to achieve
Inheriting ancestors' spirits to create and be free
And risk, learn, and do what we love and believe

Nashville's leaders, infrastructure, and talent galore
Unite families, states, and nations around a musical score
Becoming a beautiful place to be free and in harmony
With hopes for new music venues and family reunions to be

Liz D

Visited October 2013
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“Gorgeous hall!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I was in Nashville with a professional choir I sing in. Our director called the center and asked if it would be possible for us to get a tour, since it was an off schedule day. The security guard he talked with found one of the volunteers, who offered to stay and give us a tour. He spent two hours showing us every nook and cranny of the center. He played the organ demo for us, walked us all over the founders lounge and the boxes and backstage. It is a beautiful facility that the symphony and the people of Nashville should be proud of. Lots of beautiful, fascinating details, too. Loved very minute!

Visited May 2014
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“I loved it so much I joined the choir!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Schermerhorn is just gorgeous, outside and inside. Both the Symphony and the chorus are incredibly talented.

Visited July 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Il Volo concert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The venue is fantastic! Beautiful architecture and acoustics.
Nothing I disliked! The staff were all very courteous and helpful. Easy to get to, just one block off Broadway.

Visited June 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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“Wizard of Oz with full symphony accompaniment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We attended a showing of the Wizard of Oz that was accompanied by the full Symphony Orchestra and were mesmerized by the performance! Our 14 year old niece was equally as captivated, giving it a "thumbs up" on the way out of the performance. The Orchestra was amazing, and the building was equally as amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening, and my husband commented it was the highlight and his favorite part of our entire two week vacation.

Visited June 2014
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