Pianist, Daniel Colalillo in solo recital at Nashville Steinway Gallery April 18, 7pm

Daniel Colalillo, featured piano soloist with the SHO in 2018, returns to Nashville to perform a solo recital at the Steinway Gallery. The recital takes place April 18th at 7pm. Tickets are $10/ea. Purchase tickets here.

Colalillo is a New York based classical pianist. As a soloist, he is known for delivering strong commanding performances and unique interpretations with a depth of musical integrity. He has been lauded by “The New York Times.”

Daniel has given solo recitals at venues such as: Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Bargemusic, Symphony Space, Tour Major Cities, and recently performed Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with The Spring Hill Orchestra. He will return to play with the orchestra again in 2020.

This recital will feature: Mozart – Twinkle Twinkle Variations; Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata; A Nashville premiere of John Adams, Lowell Libermann’s 4th Nocturne, and Preludes by Bach, Debussy, Messiaen, Scriabin, and more.


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Spring Concerts with the SHO! April 26 & 28

Upcoming Spring Concerts

We have two performances around the bend that you won’t want to miss! The orchestra is gearing up for two spring concerts in collaboration with the Heritage Children’s Choir and Williamson County Community Chorus. Featuring highlights from Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, Verdi’s “Va pensiero”from Nabucco, Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus and Magic Flute Overture. We will also have special guest lyric baritone, Justin Colón with us for the Sunday performance to perform “Papagena!” from Magic Flute. It will be a wonderful time so we hope to see you there!

Fri, April 26th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church, Nashville
Sun, April 28th, 3:00pm –  Williamson County Enrichment Center, Franklin

Linda Bolding, Christy Stouffer and Rebecca Vendemo, conductors
Justin Colón, lyric baritone (Sun only)
Guest Choirs:
Heritage Children’s Choir (Friday only)
Williamson County Community Chorus (Sun only)

Programs include
HUMPERDINCK Overture and selections from Hansel and Gretel
MOZART Ave Verum Corpus
VERDI Slave’s Chorus from Nabucco
ELGAR Enigma Variations (selections)
MOZART Overture to Magic Flute and “Papagena!”

Klassical Kidz! March 9th, 10am

Join us for our first annual Klassical Kids concert. This free event will start at 10am at Church at Station Hill (8083 Station Hill Dr, Spring Hill) with an instrumental petting zoo. At 10:30am a concert geared towards introducing young people to classical music and the full orchestra will follow. We’re excited to be partnering with Classical Conversations to present this concert to the community.

Hope to see y’all there!

Opening Night Gala | Saturday, March 30, 2019

This is your big chance to really support the Spring Hill Orchestra! Our second annual Opening Night Gala will take place at the UAW Hall in Spring Hill on Saturday, March 30 at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6pm with a pre-concert reception and silent auction, followed by a concert with the SHO featuring opera singers Amanda Nelson and Justin Colon. Dinner will be served immediately following. All proceeds go to support the orchestra and help us continue bringing classical music to our community.

Coloratura soprano Amanda Nelson, and returning lyric baritone, Justin Cólon join the orchestra for an operatic evening of favorite works from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Amanda Nelson is currently based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she performs in the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus and is a core member of The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for the 2018/19 season. Nelson received her Master’s in Vocal Performance at Manhattan School of Music.

Justin Colón’s most recent orchestral credits include solo work with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus of Tennessee. He has been featured with the Nashville Philharmonic and debuted with SHO in 2016. Internationally, he has performed in concert at the Schumann-häuser in Leipzig and Zwickau for the Schumann-Liederfest.

Tickets $85/ea or purchase a table (8) for $550!

Seating is limited so don’t delay in reserving your seats!

2019 Season at a Glance

SHO Concert Schedule 2019

Klassical Kidz 

Sat, March 9th, 10am-11:30am – The Church at Station Hill, Spring Hill
(10am Instrument Petting Zoo | 10:30am Concert)

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
in partnership with Classical Conversations

DELIBES Suite for Sylvia


Spring Gala Concert & Dinner Fundraiser 

March 30th, 6:30pm – UAW Hall Spring Hill
6pm – Doors Open for Pre Concert Reception | 6:30pm Concert | Dinner

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Amanda Nelson, coloratura soprano 
Justin Colón, lyric baritone

DONIZETTI selections from Don Pasquale
MOZART selections from Die Zauberflöte
ROSSINI selections from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Spring Concert

Fri, April 26th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church, Nashville
Sun, April 28th, 3:00pm –  Williamson County Enrichment Center, Franklin

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Guest Choirs:
Heritage Children’s Choir (Friday only)
Williamson County Community Chorus (Sun only)

HUMPERDINCK Overture and selections from Hansel and Gretel
MOZART Ave Verum Corpus
VERDI Slave’s Chorus from Nabucco
ELGAR Enigma Variations (selections)

Summer Spectacular Concert

Fri, July 26th, 7:30pm – Church at Station Hill, Spring Hill
Sat, July 27th, 7:30pm – Cherry Theater, Columbia State Community College

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Joseph Kingma, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise from Eugene Onegin
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 “Egyptian”
PUCCINI Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
BORODIN Symphony No. 2

Masterclass and Recital with pianist Joseph Kingma

Both located at Steinway Gallery of Nashville
Masterclass | Thurs, Aug 1st | 10am-12pm
Recital | Fri, Aug 2nd | 7:30pm

Summer Chamber Concerts

Fri or Sat Aug 30 or 31, 7:30pm –  location TBD
Mon, Sept 2, 7:00pm – Labor Day Concert at Westview Pavillion, Spring Hill

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor and trumpet
Darick Baker, cello

MENDELSSOHN Overture to Midsummers Night Dream
TCHAIKOVSKY Variatons on a Rococo Theme
HUMMEL Trumpet Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony 3

Fall Frenzy Concerts

Fri, Oct 25th, 7:30pm – location TBD
Sat, Oct 26th, 7:30pm – location TBD

Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Chantal Balestri, piano
Judith Markovich, composer

GRIEG Piano Concerto
SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 (“Organ“)

Christmas Concerts with Church at Station Hill

Sat, Dec 14th 3pm & 6pm
Sun, Dec 15th, 3pm & 6pm

Fall Frenzy Oct 26 & 27, 2018

Join us for another fabulous Fall Frenzy Concert! Featuring the works of Tchaikovsky, Smetana and Griffes, this program will be a crowd pleaser. The SHO will feature special guests Erin Erdos on flute, Daniel Colalillo on piano and dancers from the Children’s Ballet Theater. The concerts are free but donations are greatly appreciated at the door.

Fri, Oct 26th, 7:30pm – Church at Station Hill (Spring Hill)
Sat, Oct 27th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church (Nashville)
Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Erin Erdos, flute
Daniel Colalillo, piano
Soloists from Children’s Ballet Theater

SMETANA  Vltava (The Moldau)
GRIFFES Poem for Flute
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor (Mvt I)

Erin Erdos is a freelance publicist, graphic designer and professional flutist based in Chattanooga. Ms. Erdos received a Bachelor of Science in music business, as well as a Master’s in music performance (flute and piccolo), from Lee University. In addition to playing in the Spring Hill Orchestra, she performs regularly in Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville, and is part of a Celtic music duo called “Dulcimer Dance.” By day, Erin is Director of Operations at Al McCree Entertainment.

Daniel Colalillo is a New York based classical pianist, who has performed with the MK Symphony and the Purchase Symphony Orchestra and given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Columbia University, Princeton University, and Drew University, among others. Mr. Colalillo has a Masters in piano performance from Mannes School of Music (The New School) and a Bachelor of Music from Purchase College Conservatory of Music. He has also studied with MacArthur Fellow Jeremy Denk. Mr. Colalillo began playing piano at the late age of 15. His debut album,“Mostly Scriabin,” was recently released.

Performers from the Children’s Ballet Theater:

Emma House Sydney Flowers Emma Oxford Marlee Scott

STRAUSS, Beautiful Blue Danube: July 27 & 28

Summer Spectacular Concerts

Fri, July 27th, 7:30pm – Calvary United Methodist Church, Nashville
Sat, July 28th, 7:30pm – Cherry Theater, Columbia State Community College Rebecca Vendemo, conductor
Melissa Emerson, horn

SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture
STRAUSS Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat Major, mvt 1
STRAUSS The Beautiful Blue Danube
BIZET L’Arlésienne Suite II

No tickets required. Donations appreciated at door.

Summer Chamber Concert with John Johns: August 25th

Sat, Aug 25th, 7:30pm
Faith Lutheran Church, Thompson Station

Special Guest: John Johns, guitar
Rebecca Vendemo, conductor

Also featuring soloists:
Chloe Evans, violin
Luke Guelcher, horn

Program includes:
VIVALDI Guitar Concerto in D Major
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major (mvt 1)
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 2 (mvt 3)
BACH Prelude, Gavotte I & II
HAYDN Symphony No. 59 “Fire”


John Johns
At his New York debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, The New York Times praised John Johns as a “first-rate performer with sure fingers and a firm technique….a sensitive instrumentalist.” The Guitar Review described him as “an unforgettable guitarist!” The Nashville Tennessean called him “a superb musician” and “a classical guitar wizard” while England’s Classical Guitar said that he was “always musical and often poetic.” Johns first received national recognition as a student at Peabody Conservatory of Music when he appeared on the Westinghouse-ABC television special “A Pride of Guitars”.

He performed to critical acclaim on National Public Radio’s “Concert Guitar” which featured some of the world’s leading guitarists, among them Manuel Barrueco, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Leo Brouwer, Sharon Isbin, and Oscar Ghiglia. His recording, “John Johns Plays Bach, Bennett, Brouwer and Others” has received international acclaim by leading guitar periodicals and journals. He made his Paris debut performing a concert for the American Ambassador to the Office of Economic Development and Cooperation and invited guests and dignitaries from the French, American, and Canadian governments. He has also performed in Nice, France in the Kautalus Guitar Association’s Guitar Festival.

In June 2003 he presented a recital at Chitarra Imperia International Guitar Festival in Imperia, Italy. John Johns holds degrees from Peabody Conservatory of Music where he was a scholarship student of Aaron Shearer, and from George Peabody College. He joined the faculty at the Blair School of Music in 1972 and has been Chair of the Guitar Department since 1986. Johns retired from the Blair School of Music in 2017 as Professor of Guitar, Emeritus.