About the Nashville Symphony
Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and President and CEO Alan D. Valentine, the Nashville Symphony has established an international profile with its innovative programming and steadily expanding discography. Founded in 1946, the orchestra is one of Tennessee’s largest and longest-running nonprofit performing arts organizations. Music education and community engagement have been at the heart of the Nashville Symphony’s mission since the orchestra’s beginnings. The institution provides an average of 75,000 hours of free education and community engagement programming each season to children and adults throughout the Middle Tennessee community. In 2016, the orchestra launched the Accelerando initiative, which is designed to prepare young musicians from underrepresented ethnic communities for collegiate study and professional orchestra careers.
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Located in the heart of Nashville’s thriving downtown, Schermerhorn Symphony Center is home to the Nashville Symphony. Notable for its remarkable acoustics and distinctive architecture, this 197,000-square-foot facility has become an integral part of cultural life in Music City and is regarded as one of the finest concert halls in the United States.