Nashville Symphony Association
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Nashville, TN 37201
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Programs

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The Nashville Symphony's 2019/20 Classical Series featured a robust mixture of classical music from living American composers as well as classical Masterworks. American repertoire to be performed include works by Andrew Norman, Adolphus Hailstork, Horatio Parker, John Adams, and Charles Ives, among others. The orchestra also featured repertoire such as Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, and Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite. To view upcoming concerts, please visit: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/classical
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The Nashville Symphony's 2019/20 Pops Series consisted of eight concert weekends, pairing the orchestra with musical icons such as Trisha Yearwood and Foreigner, as well as musical tributes to Don Williams, Nat King Cole, the music of Motown, and more. These performances highlight the orchestra's depth and excellence in performance across a wide variety of musical styles. To view upcoming concerts, please visit: www.nashvillesymphony.org/pops
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The Nashville Symphony's community engagement programs connect the orchestra with people across Middle Tennessee through free concerts at Schermerhorn Symphony Center and other venues across the region. Community Concerts bring the Nashville Symphony to public parks each summer, culminating with the orchestra's annual performance for the Nashville Fourth of July celebration. The free Chamber Music Series gives audience members a chance to explore the artistry behind the music and to interact with the performers in a relaxed, casual setting. "Let Freedom Sing!" celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the ongoing impact of the Civil Rights movement. To learn more about our community engagement programs, please visit www.nashvillesymphony.org/education/community-programs/
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Nashville Symphony offers the following educational programs:

1) Young People's Concerts, which give K-12 students the opportunity to experience the full orchestra. Programs are accompanied with in-depth, downloadable curriculum that align with state learning standards.
2) Open Dress Rehearsals invite students to observe the orchestra in action.
3) Ensembles in the Schools sends small groups of Nashville Symphony musicians to perform in schools.
4) Masterclasses and Sectional Lessons provide resources, instruction, and performance coaching for individual student musicians and small groups.
5) The Accelerando Program is an intensive education program designed to prepare gifted young students of diverse backgrounds for the pursuit of music at the collegiate level and beyond.

The Nashville Symphony engages area youth and their families through a variety of Education programs in addition to those listed above. For a full listing, visit: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/education/
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In addition to the concert series listed, the Nashville Symphony produces many more concerts each year. Special event concerts pair the orchestra with popular guest artists for one or two nights throughout the year. During the 2019/20 season, notable performances included concerts with Michael W. Smith, Patti LaBelle, and a special presentation of the NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic conducted by Nashville Symphony's own Giancarlo Guerrero. The orchestra performed a series of movie concerts, playing the soundtracks of Home Alone, Disney's Coco, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Return of the Jedi, and the 1989 Batman while the films are projected overhead. The Ann & Monroe Carell Family Trust Family Series offers four Saturday-morning concerts for children and families, with pre-concert activities and an interactive Instrument Petting Zoo. The 2019/20 season included performances of beloved pieces by Aaron Copland and John Phillips Sousa, as well as a Holiday Spectacular and Sing-a-long. All Family Concerts are now sensory friendly; accessible amenities include closed captioning, booster seats, a no-shushing policy, raised lighting, quiet spaces away from the concert hall, and free access to fidget toys, headphones, social stories, and more.