Looking for a place to ring out the old year and bring in the new? Love Gershwin and Strauss? If yes to one and/or the other, Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center might just have your perfect New Year’s Eve plans. “A Nashville Symphony New Year’s Eve” promises you the Best of Gershwin, Strauss and More at their grand NYE party this year. It promises to be an evening of elegance and entertainment at the beautiful symphony center on that last day of 2014, when the Nashville Symphony helps us party the year away with a Symphony performance, including two vocalists and a piano soloist.
Nashville Symphony’s New Year’s Eve performance will be conducted by Vinay Parameswaran, with guest vocalists Christiane Noll and Doug LaBrecque and piano soloist Simone Dinnerstein. The program will include songs you will recognize, love and hum to as the Nashville Symphony and guest Conductor Parameswaran play Gershwin favorites like “I Got Rhythm” which was originally performed in 1930 by the vocal powerhouse Ethel Merman in the Musical Girl Crazy. A song which later became popular by Gene Kelly in An American in Paris. Also on the Gershwin musical menu is Embraceable You, an all-American classic that has been sung by many artists, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland; in later times, by Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne and Gloria Estafan.
Strauss favorites included in the most joyous night of the year include On the Beautiful Blue Danube which is most recognized in our time for its use in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Die Fledermaus, an operetta that follows protagonist Einstein, his unfaithful wife’s lover and a revenge plot to go down at the Masquerade Ball celebrating New Year’s Eve.
And of course, New Year’s Eve would not be complete without the Robert Burns’ traditional “Auld Lang Syne”, which means loosely, “For Old Times’ Sake”.
For more information on NYE with the Nashville Symphony, including times and tickets – including a Symphony Romance Package for Two, visit the Symphony Website.