Mission Statement | The Nashville Symphony is dedicated to achieving the highest
standard for excellence in musical performance and educational programs, while
engaging the community, enriching audiences and shaping cultural life.
Artistic Vision Statement | Achieve recognized artistic excellence in the performance
and presentation of the highest quality music, with a focus on the creation,
promotion and preservation of a distinctly American repertoire.
Education Vision Statement | Engage and enrich people of all ages by exploring,
experiencing and creating music.
About the Nashville Symphony
Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero and President and
CEO Alan D. Valentine, the GRAMMY®Award-winning Nashville Symphony has a
growing international reputation for its recordings and innovative
programming. With 140 performances
annually, the 85-member Nashville Symphony is an arts leader in Nashville and
beyond, offering a broad range of classical, pops and jazz concerts; special
events; children’s concerts and community outreach programs.
The Nashville Symphony has received far-reaching acclaim for
its 19 recordings on Naxos, the world’s leading classical label, making it one
of the most active recording orchestras in the country. These recordings have
received 17 total GRAMMY® nominations and eight GRAMMY® wins, including two for
Best Orchestral Performance. The Nashville Symphony has maintained a firm
commitment to commissioning, performing and recording work by America’s leading
composers. This dedication to adventuresome, original programming has earned
the orchestra an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall on May 12, 2012, as
part of the Spring for Music festival.
Music education is a top priority for the Nashville
Symphony. During the 2010/11 season, the institution reached more than 200,000
adults and children through a diverse array of education and community
engagement programs. These include One Note, One Neighborhood, which provides
instrument lessons, curriculum materials, professional development and other
music education resources to students and teachers at underserved public
schools. Working in partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools and the
W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School, the Nashville Symphony doubled its
reach through this program in the last year.
In 2003, the Nashville Symphony broke ground on the $123.5
million Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which opened on September 9, 2006.
Notable for its remarkable acoustics and distinctive architecture, this
197,000-square-foot facility has become an integral part of cultural life in
Music City and is regarded as one of the finest concert halls in America.