Day of music provides free concerts

Friday, September 29, 2006

Nashville, TN -- The Nashville Symphony and AmSouth Bank present the free AmSouth "Day of Music" on Saturday, October 7, 2006, at the Nashville Symphony's new home, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which opened on September 9 in the heart of downtown Nashville. The opening festivities will culminate in this day-long event providing the entire community the opportunity to tour the new concert hall and enjoy more than 35 concerts free from 10 a.m. until midnight. 

Guests that day can enjoy a wide variety of local music and talent performing in numerous locations throughout the Symphony Center. Concerts will take place in the Laura Turner Concert Hall, Curb Family Music Education Hall, the front lobby and the outside courtyard. Visitors also are welcome to explore the facility; and brunch, snacks or beverages will be available for purchase.

Participants in the AmSouth Day of Music include Nashville Symphony, ALIAS, Futureman, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Beegie Adiar Trio, Nashville Chamber Chorus and MET Singers. The evening will end with Rocket Town's Battle of the Bands winner, "Wake the Day," starting at 11:10 p.m.(complete schedule inserted below).

"The AmSouth Day of Music gives the community an excellent opportunity to explore and celebrate this amazing new concert hall, which belongs not only to the Nashville Symphony, but to all citizens of middle Tennessee," said Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO of the Nashville Symphony.  "Thanks to AmSouth's generous contribution, we are able to provide both an intimate look at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and a taste of the wide variety of musical styles representative of our community." 

"We invite everyone to come out for this exceptional day of live music featuring some of our region's most acclaimed and diverse talent," said E.W. (Rusty) Stephenson Jr., Tennessee Banking Group Head for AmSouth and Nashville Symphony board member. "AmSouth is delighted to share the new Schermerhorn Symphony Center with the community, as it truly elevates musical performances to a higher level of excellence."The Nashville Symphony will perform in the Laura Turner Hall at 7:30 p.m. Additional concerts scheduled to take place in the Hall include the Nashville Choir and Nashville Praise Orchestra at noon, and Nashville Jazz Orchestra with Annie Selleck at 4:30 p.m.

Several colleges will also be on hand to showcase their talent