Annual Fund Benefits

The Nashville Symphony appreciates your support of our mission. We have reimagined our usual benefit offerings to provide virtual engagement opportunities through 2021. Through the following special privileges and benefits, we hope to recognize your gift and express our gratitude for your commitment.

Some event registrations will require promotional codes for online reservations. Please call us at 615.687.6494 or email us with questions about your recognition, benefits, or the impact your gift is making on the Middle Tennessee community.

Helpful Links:  Give Now  |  Learn What Your Gift Supports  |  Matching Gift Companies  |  Donor Listings  | Our Accountability to You


Supporter (Gifts up to $75)

  • Acknowledgment on NashvilleSymphony.org for one year
  • Coming Spring 2021: Access to a new guided video tour of Schermerhorn Symphony Center with stories from docents and musicians


Orchestra Friend (Gifts of $75-$149)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Access to curated playlists designed by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, Principal Pops Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez, and Nashville Symphony Musicians
  • Advance invitations to virtual Town Hall convenings, featuring institutional updates and musician performances


Section Player Society (Gifts of $150-$299)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Coming Soon 2021: Invitations to a series of virtual Patron Appreciation Concerts featuring Nashville Symphony musicians, including a question & answer session with the musicians


First Chair Society (Gifts of $300-$499)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Invitation to Virtual Meet & Greets with artistic leadership and special guests
  • Special offers/discounts from local restaurant and retail partners 


Concertmaster Society (Gifts of $500-$999)

All benefits listed above and…

  • Invitations to Happy Hours, a series of themed virtual evening gatherings with musicians and special guests from the Nashville Symphony 


Encore Circle (Gifts of $1,000-$1,499)

All benefits listed above and…

  • Invitations to Music + Chat, a series of virtual lunches with Nashville Symphony musicians (Dates announced through June 2021. Promo Code required to register Here)


Conductor’s Circle (Gifts of $1,500-$2,999)

All benefits listed above and…

  • Special, personalized video message from a Nashville Symphony musician
  • VIP concierge service with ticketing, reservations and more, when performances resume  


Golden Baton Society (Gifts of $3,000-$4,999)

All benefits listed above and…

  • Insiders’ Access Events, giving patrons a behind-the-scenes peek at the business of the Nashville Symphony Upcoming events here.
  • Invitation for two to annual Musician Recognition Event – Date and Virtual Format TBD 
  • VIP concierge service with ticketing, reservations and more, when performances resume 

Patrons giving $3,000+ and attending 4 or more concerts are eligible to become Governing Members, a select group entitled to special access, invitations, leadership opportunities and more. Learn more


Stradivarius Society ($5,000-$9,999 Annual Gift)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Invitation for two to annual Stradivarius Society Event for 2021 – Date and format to be announced soon! 

Patrons giving $3,000+ and attending 4 or more concerts are eligible to become Governing Members, a select group entitled to special access, invitations, leadership opportunities and more. Learn more


Musicians Circle ($10,000-$14,999)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Private experiences to be designed together with patrons and musicians 
  • Opportunity to “Partner with a Player” – a year-long pairing with a Nashville Symphony musician 

Patrons giving $3,000+ and attending 4 or more concerts are eligible to become Governing Members, a select group entitled to special access, invitations, leadership opportunities and more. Learn more


Virtuoso Society ($15,000-$24,999)

All benefits listed above and...

Gifts of $15,000 or more are meaningful statements of support for the Nashville Symphony. To learn more about a customized package of curated experiences and opportunities to underwrite programming, please call Maribeth Stahl, Sr. Director of Development, at 615.687.6532 or mstahl@nashvillesymphony.org. 


Walter Sharp Society (Gifts of $25,000+)

Gifts of $25,000 or more are meaningful statements of support for the Nashville Symphony. To learn more about a customized package of curated experiences, please call Maribeth Stahl, Sr. Director of Development, at 615.687.6532 or mstahl@nashvillesymphony.org.


Martha Rivers Ingram Society (Gifts of $50,000+)

Gifts of $50,000 or more are meaningful statements of support for the Nashville Symphony. To learn more about a customized package of curated experiences, please call Maribeth Stahl, Sr. Director of Development, at 615.687.6532 or mstahl@nashvillesymphony.org.

Questions? Contact the Development Department at 615.687.6494 or giving@nashvillesymphony.org.

Ready to Give? Click here for our online giving portal.

Helpful Links:  Learn What Your Gift Supports  |  Matching Gift Companies  |  Donor Listings  | Our Accountability to You




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