At Symphonica Productions, we reenvision the concert experience for audiences of all ages. Our shows reflect themes and stories that are at the forefront of pop culture making our shows relevant to children and adults alike. The familiarity of our themed shows and our focus on storytelling and drama provide an inviting setting for concert-goers to interact with classical music whether it's their first time or latest of many.
Artistic Director & Co-Founder
Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Appointed in 2019, he leads the Symphony’s Pops Series and Family Series. Since working with the Nashville Symphony, Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists including: Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood, Richard Marx, Jennifer Nettles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Megan Hilty, Hanson, Kenny Loggins and more.
During the 2019/20 season, Lopez-Yañez will make appearances with the San Diego Symphony and Edmonton Symphony, and return performances with the Detroit Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and Sarasota Orchestra. Lopez-Yañez has appeared with orchestras throughout the United States including the Utah Symphony, Omaha Symphony, and Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
Lopez-Yañez previously held the position of Assistant Conductor with the Nashville Symphony and Omaha Symphony. He holds a Masters in Music from the University of Maryland and received a Masters in Music and his Baccalaureate from UCLA, where he graduated summa cum laude.
General Director & Co-Founder
Jessica Slais is the Vice President of Artistic Administration at the Nashville Symphony, overseeing the programming of classical, pops, and special concerts, and collaborating on concert planning and other presentations at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Previously, Slais was the Vice President of Artistic Planning at the Omaha Symphony, where she developed numerous original pops shows in addition to managing the programming of six concert series. Before taking up the role of artistic planner, she was acting general manager for the 2010/11 season. Slais started her orchestra career as a music librarian and served as head librarian at the Omaha Symphony for twelve seasons.
Jessica was a fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, and studied clarinet performance at Concordia College, Moorhead MN.