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We Value Our Donors!

Annual Fund Benefits

The Nashville Symphony appreciates your support of our mission. The following special privileges and benefits are intended to recognize your gift and express our gratitude for your commitment.

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.

Many giving levels include access to events and experiences throughout the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all in-person events are suspended until further notice.

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
  • Nashville Symphony e-newsletter with exclusive donor updates


Orchestra Friend (Gifts of $75-$149)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Attend one Curb Open Dress Rehearsal
    • Up to 4 guests – must RSVP to reserve seats
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting & Wine Reception


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

All benefits listed above and...

  • Virtual Benefit: Access to our click-through donor tour and “Visit the Schermerhorn” page
  • Virtual Benefit: Updates and video experiences featuring Nashville Symphony education resources
  • Two tickets to Patron Appreciation Concert (2020 event cancelled)
  • Invitations to education events
  • Donor tours of Schermerhorn Symphony Center


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

All benefits listed above and...

  • Virtual Benefit: Access to donors-only streaming portal with live recorded works from 2019/20 season
  • Invitations to Chamber Music Series concerts with post-performance receptions

Fair market value of benefits offered is $25.


Concertmaster Society (Gifts of $500-$999)

All benefits listed above and…

  • Virtual Benefit: Exclusive access to musician- and conductor-curated audio playlists.
  • Pre-sale access to newly added concerts 
  • Attend two Open Dress Rehearsals
    • Up to 4 guests, must RSVP to reserve seats

Fair market value of benefits offered is $25. 


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

All benefits listed above and…

  • Virtual Benefit: One-time access to our “Virtual Happy Hour" with Nashville Symphony musicians and staff dates to be announced 
  • Two visits to Allen Walter Watson Sr. Founders Hall VIP donor lounge
    • Open on series concert evenings and select special events
    • Includes light refreshments, coffee service, wine and spirits
    • Up to 4 guests per visit
  • Unlimited access for Open Dress Rehearsals
    • Up to 4 guests; must RSVP to reserve seats

Fair market value of benefits offered is $45.


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

All benefits listed above and…

  • Virtual Benefit: Early access to at-home performances by musicians of the Nashville Symphony
  • Four visits to Allen Walter Watson Sr. Founders Hall
    • VIP donor lounge open on series concert evenings and select special events
    • Includes light refreshments, coffee service, wine and spirits
    • Up to 4 guests per visit
  • Four tickets to Patron Appreciation Concert (2020 event cancelled)

Fair market value of benefits offered is $65.


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

All benefits listed above and…

  • Virtual Benefit: Invitation to small group online chats and learning sessions with Nashville Symphony musicians – dates to be announced
  • Virtual Benefit: Invitations to “Virtual Happy Hour” experiences with the Nashville Symphony musicians and staff – dates to be announced
  • Additional virtual experiences to be determined
  • Unlimited access to Allen Walter Watson Sr. Founders Hall
    • VIP donor lounge open on series concert evenings and select special events
    • Includes light refreshments, coffee service, wine and spirits
  • Invitation for two to annual Musician Recognition Dinner
  • Four VIP tickets to Patron Appreciation Concert (2020 event cancelled)
  • VIP concierge service with ticketing, reservations and more!

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

Fair market value of benefits offered is $185.


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

All benefits listed above and...

  • Invitation for two to annual Stradivarius Society Dinner
    • A formal plated dinner in Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s Laura Turner Hall
    • Featuring a musical performance
    • Cocktail attire

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

Fair market value of benefits offered is $305.


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

All benefits listed above and...

  • Opportunity to “Partner with a Player” – a year-long pairing with a Nashville Symphony musician. Includes:
    • Group lunches
    • Opportunities to sit onstage for a rehearsal
    • Photo opportunity with your musician
    • And more!
  • Invitations to sit onstage for Nashville Symphony working rehearsals

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

Fair market value of benefits offered is $305. 


Virtuoso Society ($15,000-$24,999)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Complimentary VIP valet parking for ALL Nashville Symphony performances, with car staged on Symphony Place for quick pick up following the concert
    • Permanent hangtag provided for your windshield

Fair market value of benefits offered is $465.


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.

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