A selection of events that caught our eye on the arts calendar this week.
Nashville in Harmony: Making Spirits Bright
- December 4, 7pm
- Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt
- auditorium directions
This concert marks the 15th anniversary of Nashville in Harmony. It includes holiday favorites, and a few surprises along the way, performed alongside Nashville in Harmony's Youth Chorus, the Major Minors.
Nashville Philharmonic: A Holiday Gift
- December 9, 7pm
- Belmont Church
- orchestra website
Perennial orchestral favorites such as Ravel's Bolero and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 are combined with brand new music from the Nashville Composer Collective.
Hanukkah Beer Dinner
- December 5, 5-10pm
- Butcher & Bee
- about $30
- event page
Sous chef Scotty Littman prepares a special holiday menu of classic Jewish dishes with a modern twist, all paired with selected craft beers.
Shanan Cooperative's Drama People: A Christmas Carol
- December 7, 8 at 7pm
- Academy Performing Arts Center, Franklin
- Academy Park website
Old miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three spirits who use visions of Christmases past, present, and future to convince him to change his ways and save his soul.
The Temple (Obahai Shalom): Family Chanukah Service and Latke Oneg
- Friday December 7, 6pm
- The Temple
This holiday dinner includes a performance of a cappella choral music by The Mazel Tones.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
- December 7, 8pm
- Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- $75 and up
- event page
Bandleader Wynton Marsalis returns with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for an evening of swingin' holiday big-band favorites.
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