6:10 PM leave restaurant in Hendersonville – drive 20 miles to Sun Trust garage at 4th Avenue and Commerce Street, Nashville TN - free parking for Nashville Symphony – drive time 25 minutes – light traffic.
6:40 PM board free shuttle bus to Schermerhorn Symphony Center - 0.2 miles.
6:42 PM arrive Schermerhorn Symphony Center – pick up two tickets for Nashville Symphony - Ax Plays Brahms – at Will Call window at Box Office – tickets ordered online earlier that same day – ticket price - $15 each for East Balcony with $2.50 convenience charge for online ordering - $17.50 each – Total $35.
6:50 PM Arrive at East Balcony seats – usher refuses $1 tip.
Nashville Symphony - Leonard Slatkin, conductor - Emanuel Ax, piano.
Rob Mathes - A Standing Ground: Concertino for Orchestra, Leanna Primiani - Sirens, Cindy McTee - Einstein's Dream .
7:55 PM Intermission at the Balcony Level Bar – two glasses Pinot Grigio $7 each – Total $16 with tip.
8:10 PM concert resumes with Brahms - Concerto for Piano No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15.
9:15 PM concert ends - board free shuttle bus to Sun Trust garage.
9:30 leave Sun Trust garage (no charge - free parking for Nashville Symphony) for 23 mile drive to home in Hendersonville, TN.
9:55 PM Arrive Home – no traffic 23 miles – 25 minutes drive.
Total evening cost:
Restaurant - $37.85
Concert Tickets - $35.00
Intermission Bar $16.00
Parking – Free
Gas for 46 mile round trip - $3.50
Total for evening for two - $92.35
No traffic, no aggravation, everything easy and enjoyable – priceless.