Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, 5th mvt

“Shepherd’s singing: Joyful and thankful feelings after the storm.” —Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” finale

In mid-March, the Musicians of the Nashville Symphony were busy preparing to perform Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony when we learned that many of our future concerts would be cancelled due to the pandemic. Nashville and Middle Tennessee had recently suffered a devastating tornado, and later experienced widespread damage and extended power outages from strong thunderstorms.

In quick succession, our community has faced a series of challenges unlike anything before. Nevertheless, the final movement of this symphony gives us all hope.


The Woodwind Family

The Brass Family