Nashville Symphony to return to Cumberland

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:37 PM

The Symphony On the Lawn at Cumberland University, starring the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. with pre-show entertainment starting at 5:30 p.m.

According to Dottie Allen and the independent Cumberland University Fine Arts Council that has brought the orchestra to Lebanon for the past 15 years, the pre-concert activities will include the Cumberland Arts Academy Suzuki Players, the Del Wood Singers and the Nashville Symphony Instrument Petting Zoo for children.

Vinay Parameswaran will conduct the symphony. 

“Weather permitting, we are again asking everyone to bring their chairs, portable tables, blankets, ice chests full of food and anything else they want to celebrate summer kicking off with a picnic as we’ve done all these years,” said Allen. “Or, you can purchase food from Blue Moon Barbeque and Buster’s Real Ice Cream if you don’t want to or have time to pack your food.”

Tickets for the concert are $5 each and available for early sale at the Heydel Fine Arts Center at Cumberland University, Cox’s Gifts and Jewelry, Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Juliet-West Wilson Chamber of Commerce and at the door. All proceeds will go to CUFAC. All children and students will be admitted free of charge.

“So many attendees comment each year about what a great family occasion this is because the whole family enjoys it,” said Allen. “It’s such great fun to see the small children reacting to the symphony music by dancing. They play such a great selection of music each year that’s appreciated by children and their parents alike.”

Sponsors for this year’s Nashville Symphony’s appearance are Publix Super Markets Charities and the Cracker Barrel Foundation.

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