Classical Music Day Declared in Nashville

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, has proclaimed that Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 will be #ClassicalMusicDayNashville.

An celebration will begin at 1 p.m. on Sept. 15 with a public proclamation and performances by local musicians on the steps of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Nashville Opera CEO and Artistic Director John Hoomes will host the ceremony which will also include remarks by Nashville transplant, classical composer, and ex-Winger front man Kip Winger.

More than 200 years after Nashville was founded in 1806, the city known internationally as Music City, and has become a hub for award-winning classical music. The Nashville Symphony commissions and premieres many pieces every season and often records them as well. As a result, the orchestra, soloists, conductors, and engineers on those recordings have won 11 GRAMMY® Awards since the ensemble’s founding in 1946.

“Nashville’s music community is special not just because of the sheer breadth of talent here, but also because of the incredible spirit of creativity and collaboration that runs through everything we do,” said Giancarlo Guerrero, Nashville Symphony music director. “Because of this, artists of all kinds can take chances, break down barriers and make their own contributions to the Nashville Sound. That has resulted in genre-smashing collaborations between our own orchestra and artists like Ben Folds, Victor Wooten and Kip Winger — and it’s all possible because of the incredible support we receive from the entire community.”



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