The Nashville Symphony is an arts leader in Nashville and beyond, offering a broad range of classical, pops, jazz and family concerts. A concert inside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is an experience like no other.
Inspired by the great European symphony halls, the “shoebox plan” Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened in 2006, and is one of only a few such venues throughout the world to feature natural lighting. The Laura Turner Concert Hall is an acoustical marvel, with a creative automated system that can fine-tune the acoustics for a variety of music, giving the hall a range of acoustical flexibility that is uniquely appropriate for a hall in Music City, USA.
The design of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center recalls Nashville’s tradition of Neoclassical architecture. The four-story structure features a 29-foot-high north entrance flanked by columns that echo the city’s grand civic buildings. Meaningful iconography is found throughout the building. Images of musical instruments, Tennessee’s state flowers (passionflower and iris) and references to Nashville’s architectural heritage can be found throughout, on railings, keystones, grill panels and canopies.