Nashville Symphony Annual Fund

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. Additional dates for tours and education events for the 2019/20 season will be announced later in August.

With questions in the meantime, please contact the Development Department at 615.687.6494 or giving@nashvillesymphony.org


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).

  • Brahms’ Violin Concerto - Friday, October 25th 10:00 AM
  • Symphonie Fantastique - Thursday, November 7th 10:00 AM 
  • Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet - Friday, January 10th 10:00 AM 
  • Beethoven’s Birthday Bash - Thursday, February 20th 10:00 AM
  • Appalachian Spring - Friday, March 6th 10:00 AM 
  • Mahler's Tenth - Thursday, April 9th 10:00 AM
  • 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 giving@nashvillesymphony.org 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, December 19th – 2-3pm
  • Saturday, January 18th – 2-3pm
  • Thursday, February 20th – 9-10am
  • Saturday, March 21st – 5-6pm
  • 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.

  • Young People's Concert - January 23 - 10:15 and 11:45 - Limit 10 guests for 10:15 and 30 guests for 11:45
  • Young People's Concert - January 24 - 10:15 and 11:45 - Limit 10 guests for 10:15 and 30 guests for 11:45 
  • Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? - Thursday, February 13th - 10am - Limit 8 guests per event
  • Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? - Thursday, March 12th - 10am - Limit 8 guests per event
  • Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? - Monday, March 30th - 10am - Limit 8 guests per event
  • Is it a Fiddle or a Violin? - Thursday, April 2nd - 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 giving@nashvillesymphony.org

  • Tuesday, January 28th – 6pm
  • Tuesday, February 18th – 6pm
  • 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

Guerrero Conducts Handel's Messiah
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet
Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Foreigner
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Guerrero Conducts NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Chamber Music Series + Donor Reception
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Romantic Rhapsodies
Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Chamber Music Series + Donor Reception
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Beethoven's Birthday Bash
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Bill Charlap
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Appalachian Springs
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Celtic Journey
Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Beethoven’s Pastorale Symphony
Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Disco Fever
Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM

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

SING! Irish Christmas
Monday, December 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Salute to Vienna
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 8:00PM

Drumline
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:30PM

David Doubilet & Jennifer Hayes – Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00PM

Voctave: The Corner of Broadway and Main Street
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Star Wars in Concert - Return of the Jedi
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Valentines with Patti Labelle
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00PM

Ruben Studdard
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM

The Gold Rush: An American Musical Adventure
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Jonny Lang
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Kool & The Gang
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Terry Fator
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 8:00 PM

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

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