Consisting of the professional musicians who are normally full-time employees of the Nashville Symphony, the Musicians of the Nashville Symphony are independently run and do not represent the Nashville Symphony. Regardless, the Musicians continue to serve their community through musical performance, education, and outreach, especially now when it is most needed.
"These concerts are free to the public and will further enable us to keep the music playing in Middle Tennessee," the group's website states. "The concerts will feature a small string orchestra, socially-distanced and wearing masks. We ask all attendees to adhere to the same standards that we are following so that we can safely bring you live music."
Performances will include selections from Mozart's Divertimento K 136, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Grieg's Holberg Suite or Holst's St. Paul's Suite. All proceeds will go to the Nashville Symphony Players' Assembly Financial Aid Fund to support musicians in their time of need during the cancelled 2020-21 Nashville Symphony season.
"The musicians want to perform and continue our service to the community in whatever form we can safely do so," the statement continues. "Even though we have been furloughed without pay since July 1st, we will continue to provide music to our community in whatever way we can. We cannot afford to stay silent for months on end. Our community cannot afford it, the musicians cannot afford it, and our next generation cannot afford it."
For more information, check the website.
October 18th – 3 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
4815 Franklin Pike
Nashville TN 37220
October 25th – 3 p.m.
Ashland City Riverbluff Park Stage
175 Old Cumberland St.
Ashland City TN 37015