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The Nashville Symphony 

The International Black Film Festival is proud to announce our continued community partnership with the Nashville Symphony. As an organization that deeply appreciates symphonic arrangements in the film and TV industries, it is only natural for us to curate these unforgettable experiences for our IBFF Family.


Over the next several months, there are a host of amazing events lined up to carry you through the holiday season and well into 2024.

We are honored to be a part of this important collaboration and look forward to providing you with more quality experiences.

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The Music of John Williams

June 28, 2024 /  12 PM CDT

Ascend Amphitheater


Join your Nashville Symphony under the stars at Ascend Amphitheater for an evening celebrating the most beloved film score composer of all time, John Williams. Nathan Aspinall leads the Orchestra through Williams’ iconic scores including beautiful orchestrations from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Hook, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Superman, and more.

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August 18, 2024 /  7:30 PM 

Schemerhorn Symphony Center


Nashville native and Platinum-selling singer/songwriter KEM returns for a one-night-only engagement at the Schermerhorn. Treat your love to an evening of soulful and inspiring music from this sensational performer. KEM’s hits include “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Love Calls,” and more.


Pirates of The Caribbean

July 5-6, 2024 / 7:30 pm Schemerhorn Symphony Center

When ghostly pirate Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a blood debt, Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) must find a way to avoid his fate lest his soul be damned for all time. Nevertheless, the wily ghost manages to interrupt the wedding plans of Jack's friends Will Turner  and Elizabeth Swann.

Join us for an out of this world cinematic experience LIVE with Nashville Symphony!



September 18, 2024 /  7:30 PM 

Schemerhorn Symphony Center


A jazz icon, the legendary Herbie Hancock makes a rare Schermerhorn Symphony Center appearance. The Academy Award and 14-time GRAMMY® Award-winner (including GRAMMY’s Lifetime Achievement Award) will thrill audiences with his innovative fusion of electric jazz, funk, and rock that has shaped the evolution of music since the ‘60’s and continues doing so today. 



JULY 9, 2024 /  7:30 PM

Schemerhorn Symphony Center


The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra that serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization – the leading social justice non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Comprising 18 accomplished Black and Latinx artists, the Sphinx Virtuosi are evolving and transforming the face of classical music through artistic excellence, pioneering programming, and impassioned community engagement. 



August 14, 2024 /  7:30 PM 

Schemerhorn Symphony Center


Guy’s Damn Right Farewell tour will see The Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner performing hits from throughout his career, in addition to his new #1 album. Amid his core classics you’ll hear new fan favorites from the project, including “Gunsmoke Blues” ft. Jason Isbell, the forever timely and spellbinding “We Go Back” with Mavis Staples, and a harmonious collaboration with James Taylor on “Follow the Money.” 

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