The Nashville Symphony’s opening-night all-Beethoven concert at Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be offered to the public free, via live transmission on a 9-by-16-foot outdoor screen set up on the front plaza. The September 11 concert, the official debut performance of Giancarlo Guerrero as Nashville’s music director, will feature the Leonore Overture No. 3, Piano Concerto No. 3, with Lang Lang as soloist; and Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”). The orchestra also will offer those in attendance prior to the start of the concert the chance to win free tickets to that night’s performance inside the hall, with a drawing to take place a half-hour before the start of the concert. Pre-concert coverage beginning one hour before the concert will include a live streamed video webcast at the orchestra’s website, which also will be shown on the outdoor screen. Husband-and-wife team Alan Frio (weekend anchor of Channel 4/WSMV-TV) and Terri Merryman (former Channel 4 journalist) will host the pre-concert webcast, which will include live on-camera interviews and prerecorded segments.

Posted September 8, 2009