A Nashville Events Calender for the month of May that lists some of the current events and activities taking place in and around Nashville, Tennessee in May.
All Events are listed in the following order:
Annual Events-Holidays-Specials-Daily Events-Ongoing Events-Venues
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Calendar Last Updated - 3/5/2014
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No singer knows her way around a jazz tune like Dianne Reeves does. With her distinctive jazz and R&B stylings, the four-time GRAMMY® winner is one of music’s most gifted vocalists, unrivaled in her ability to interpret old and new standards alike. She’ll perform a mix of originals and classics, all wrapped in her dazzling voice.
Studio Tenn's season finale production of the operatic epic "Les Miserables" will celebrate Claude-Michel Schönburg's stirring, masterful score: the core of this sweeping contemporary phenomenon. Made into a major Hollywood motion picture in 2012, "Les Mis" is the theatre title currently on everyone's lips. In Studio Tenn's production, the music, foremost, will triumph—its full majesty aptly showcased amid the grandeur of the Schermerhorn's acoustically unparalleled Laura Turner Hall. Featuring some of the finest vocal talent from Broadway and beyond, adorned with exquisite costuming and backed by a full symphony orchestra, this "Les Mis" bodes absolute magnificence: a revolutionary production in substance and splendor.
A certifiable pop music legend, Neil Sedaka has written some of the most memorable pop songs ever recorded, from “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do” to “Laughter in the Rain” to “Love Will Keep Us Together.” He’ll pull out these tunes and many more from his extraordinary career when he joins the Nashville Symphony for an enchanting night of music and memories.
A Prairie Home Companion - Garrison Keillor live at the Ryman.
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis joins the Nashville Symphony for a dynamic program featuring John Williams’ Escapades, a jazzy piece based on the composer’s music for the hit film Catch Me If You Can. Marsalis will also show off his astonishing soprano sax skills on Villa Lobos’ charming and lyrical Fantasia. George Gershwin’s bustling An American in Paris closes the evening with music that captures all the excitement and romance of life in the big city.
The Nashville Symphony celebrates the sound of the human voice with a powerful program featuring the Nashville Symphony Chorus in Brahms’ soul-stirring masterpiece A German Requiem. Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 is a hauntingly gorgeous evocation of writer James Agee’s small-town childhood, while Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms is the great American composer’s moving response to the chaos of the modern world: “to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
This summer, the unseen creepers and crawlers of Cheekwood's gardens will have their time in the spotlight as David Rogers' Big Bugs invade the estate's grounds. This seasonal outdoor installation will feature 11 massive-scale insect sculptures, including three giant ants, a gigantic daddy longlegs, and an enormous praying mantis. This exhibition follows Rogers' 2001 Big Bugs exhibition at Cheekwood, promising imaginative, whimsical fun for kids and adults alike. May 24 - August 31