Nashville Symphony Annual Fund

In light of recent events and health concerns, the Nashville Symphony has postponed all events through the month of March and will take steps to ensure the safety of our patrons going forward. The Nashville Symphony is exploring new opportunities for connecting with the community through music despite the current inability to congregate at the Schermerhorn. Please follow our online updates for the latest news, future dates, and opportunities to support your Nashville Symphony! We appreciate your support during this time.

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

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

What can you expect when attending an open dress rehearsal of the Nashville Symphony? We are proud to 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 artist(s), and conductor will be casually dressed as they fine-tune their performances.

IMPORTANT: The first half of dress rehearsals typically last from 10:00AM to 11:30AM, 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).

  • Mahler's Tenth - Thursday, April 9th 10:00 AM
    • NEW: Donors are also invited to a special pre-rehearsal coffee reception in Founders Hall, from 9-10am
  • Mozart & Elgar - Friday, May 1st 10:00 AM

*We anticipate adding at least one evening dress rehearsal this season – stay tuned!

For Donors of $150+: Group Tours and Education Programs

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 or call 615.687.6494. You are welcome to sign up for a dress rehearsal and an adjacent tour on the same morning if you would like to do so!

  • Thursday, April 9th – 1-2pm
  • Friday, May 1st - 9-10am

Educational Programs

Join us at the Schermerhorn for one of our FREE educational programs for children, and enjoy seeing students experience classical music for the very first time. Spots are limited, so RSVP early and let us know if plans change so we can allow others to attend in your stead. Call or email to RSVP.

  • Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? - Monday, March 30th - 10am - Limit 8 guests per event

For Donors of $300+: Access to Chamber Music Performances with Post-Concert Reception

The Nashville Symphony’s Chamber Music Series is an informal and interactive concert-going experience, with programming developed by members of the orchestra. This FREE evening of music and conversation is a wonderful way to explore the history and artistry behind the music, and gives you a chance to interact with the performances in a relaxed casual setting. While the concerts are open to the general public, your gift to the Nashville Symphony of $300+ gives you special access to a post-concert reception with featured musicians. Dates of performances are below, and donors of $300+ will have access to pre-sale before the general public to reserve their complimentary tickets and RSVP for the post-concert reception. 

Click HERE to reserve tickets and use promo code GIVING for pre-sale access. RSVP for the reception by emailing

  • Wednesday, April 8th – 6pm

For Donors of $1000+: Select access to Allen Walter Watson, Sr. Founders Hall - Unlimited access for donors of $3,000+

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, and features light refreshments, wine, and spirits, and mingling with other Nashville Symphony supporters.

Founders Hall is open for all series concerts (Pops, Jazz, and Classical) and 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 remain open, annual donors of $3,000 and above will receive complimentary drinks at Schermerhorn bars.

Founders Hall Open Dates



Chamber Music Series + Donor Reception
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Mahler’s Tenth
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Celebrating Nat King Cole at 100
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8:00PM

The Hot Sardines
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Mozart & Elgar
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 8:00PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 8:00PM

Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:00PM
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:00PM
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Slatkin, The Sorcerer & The Sea
Friday, May 15, 2020 at 8:00PM
Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Guerrero Conducts Bruckner
Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:00PM
Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Gregory Porter
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Founders Hall Closed Dates


Terry Virts – View from Above
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Symphony in Space
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM

David Foster
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ™ in Concert
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Click here to plan your visit and view parking information.