Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra

A Constellation of Sounds & Stories

Giancarlo Guerrero, Conductor
Najee Greenlee, Clarinet

Najee Greenlee and Giancarlo Guerrero

Stude Concert Hall at Alice Pratt Brown Hall


Only $5 standby tickets are available at this time.

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Goes live:
7:30pm CT

Experience music to ignite your imagination and transport you to another place, from outer space and a 1940s jazz club to the magical land of Scheherazade and her One Thousand and One Nights. Shepherd School alumna (BM ‘04) Caroline Shaw’s The Observatory was inspired by the composer’s love of sci-fi, and by breathtaking views from Los Angeles’s Griffith Observatory. 2023 Shepherd School of Music Concerto Competition winner Najee Greenlee joins the orchestra for Copland’s Clarinet Concerto—originally written for Benny Goodman, it fuses lyrical beauty with toe-tapping jazz, ending with a Rhapsody in Blue-style glissando. Rimsky-Korsakov’s much-loved Scheherazade beckons us into a world brimming with dazzling sights, wonder, and enchantment. Giancarlo Guerrero, Grammy-winning Music Director of the Nashville Symphony, conducts.


Caroline Shaw (BM ‘04): The Observatory

Copland: Clarinet Concerto

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

  • At this time, we are no longer  taking reservations for pay-what-you-wish tickets. Instead, we are offering standby tickets to the concert for just $5. 
  • Reserving standby tickets gives you the opportunity to attend this concert by occupying seats that become available the night of the performance (this includes all levels of seats!).
  • We cannot guarantee that all members of your party will be seated together.

Stay in your seats after the performance for a short Post-Concert Chat with Shepherd School Dean Matthew Loden and guest artists!


Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Najee Greenlee, clarinet


Stude Concert Hall at Alice Pratt Brown Hall

Stude Concert Hall at Alice Pratt Brown Hall