Taylor Swift will receive the Nashville Symphony’s 2011 Harmony Award during the Symphony Ball on Sat., Dec. 10 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The honor is bestowed on an individual who exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s thriving musical community.
“We are proud to call our home Music City, and Taylor Swift is the perfect person to receive this award, because she has contributed so tremendously to promoting this amazing community of which we are all a part,” says Nashville Symphony CEO and President Alan Valentine. “From classical to country to pop, a wide variety of genres of music thrive in Nashville, and Swift embodies the all-encompassing spirit that makes our city such a uniquely special place.”
Now in its 27th year, the Symphony Ball is Nashville’s premier winter social event and one of the Nashville Symphony’s two annual fundraisers. Since its inception in 1985, the ball has raised a total of more than $6.5 million for the Symphony. This year’s event is chaired by Laurie Eskind and Vicki Horne.
Past recipients of the prestigious Harmony Award include Amy Grant, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, Mike & Linda Curb, Lyle Lovett, Trisha Yearwood, Dolly Parton, The Judds, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Chet Atkins, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Marty Stuart.