Béla Fleck with the Nashville Symphony. Photo by: Mickey Dobo


The Nashville Symphony is committed to advancing American orchestral music and seeks to promote, preserve and expand the repertoire by commissioning new music from today's most active American composers.

Commissioning new music is a key activity in the Nashville Symphony’s efforts to promote American orchestral music. The Nashville Symphony, alone or in partnership with other orchestras, commissions one to three new composition each season and performs these works for Middle Tennessee audiences. Recent notable commissions include Ben Folds’s upcoming Piano Concerto in 2014, Edgar Meyer’s Double Concerto for Violin and Double Bass in 2013, Terry Riley’s “The Palmian Chord Ryddle” in 2012 and Béla Fleck’s The Impostor Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra in 2011.