Annual Fund Benefits

The Nashville Symphony appreciates your support of our mission. We invite you to participate in the following benefits so that you may see the impact of your investment firsthand. Through the opportunities below, we hope 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.

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


Supporter (Gifts up to $75)

  • Invitations to Music + Chat virtual lunch series


Orchestra Friend (Gifts of $75-$149)

All benefits listed above and...

  • Digital program guide and website acknowledgment for one full year
  • Access to Nashville Symphony Dress Rehearsals


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

All benefits listed above and...

  • Two (2) tickets to Patron Appreciation Event (June 14, 2022)

  • Access to donor tours of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center


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

All benefits listed above and...

  • Special offers/discounts from local restaurant and retail partners 

     


Concertmaster Society (Gifts of $500-$999)

All benefits listed above and…

  • Pre-Sale access to newly added concerts (announcements made via email) 


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

All benefits listed above and…

  • Two (2) 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.


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

All benefits listed above and…

  • A total of four (4) 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.

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

All benefits listed above and…

  • 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. When Founders Hall is not available, your name will be placed on a list at all venue bars for a complimentary drink.
  • Invitation for two (2) to annual Musician Recognition Dinner (May 4, 2022) 
  • Access to a Development Officer for 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


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

All benefits listed above and...

  • Invitation for two to annual Stradivarius Society Event for 2022 – 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.

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