Best Classical Sellout

Selling tickets can be an uphill battle for orchestras, but for a four-day stint in January, concertgoers packed into every seat in the Schermerhorn, beaming in wonder at the Nashville Symphony’s performance of Gustav Holst’s illustrative seven-movement masterwork The Planets, accompanied by majestic NASA visuals on a 70-foot screen. The runaway success of this presentation of The Planets stands as a local testament to classical music’s timeless voice and continued ability to awe. MATT FOX

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