Exclusive Donor Experiences

We are proud to offer many opportunities to our donors for engagement with the Nashville Symphony throughout the season. Please see below for available information regarding upcoming events. 

With questions, please contact the Development Department at 615.687.6494 or [email protected]

For Donors of $75+: Access to Curb Open Dress Rehearsals

We invite both student groups and donors to be a part of the Nashville Symphony’s final rehearsal before each Classical Series weekend’s opening night! You can expect this to be a working rehearsal lasting approximately 2.5 hours long. The orchestra, guest artists, and conductor will be casually dressed as they fine-tune their performances.

All donors of this level are invited to attend one dress rehearsal a season. Those who give donations at a value of $500 invited to two dress rehearsals a season, and those who give $1,000 or more have access to all Open Dress Rehearsals.

IMPORTANT: The first half of dress rehearsals typically last from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at which time there is a break. Guests may not leave the hall in the middle of a working rehearsal, but are welcome to leave at the break. To learn about rehearsal etiquette and expectations, click here.

To RSVP for a dress rehearsal, click here, choose the rehearsal to attend and then enter the number of guests (limit 4).

  • Friday, April 12, 2024 | Dawson, Price, and Gershwin’s America 

  • Thursday, May 2, 2024 | Beethoven’s Violin Concerto 


For Donors of $150+: Group Tours 

Group Tours of Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Visit the Nashville Symphony’s home to learn about the architecture, iconography, and acoustic details! Small group tours of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be available throughout the season.

Tour dates are below, to RSVP for a tour, please email [email protected] or call 615.687.6494. 

  • Friday, March 22, 2024 | 10 AM to 11 AM  


For Donors of $1000+: Select access to Allen Walter Watson, Sr. Founders Hall

Founders Hall is located on the second floor, west side of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. It is open one hour prior to concert start time, as well as during intermission if there is one. You can find light refreshments, wine, and spirits, and mingling with other Nashville Symphony supporters. Households that give $3,000 or more a season get unlimited access to the Allen Walter Watson, Sr. Founders Hall.  

Founders Hall is open for Classical, Pops, and Jazz series concerts as well as select other concerts. Please check this page for month-by-month updates on Founders Hall openings. On nights when Founders Hall is closed but bars are open, annual donors of $3,000 and above will have their household names on a VIP list at the bars to receive free drinks.  

You will receive an email notifying you when the Founders Hall is open or not.


For Donors of $3,000+: Governing Members 

Donors 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.

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