Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, October 19 | 7:30pm at St. George's

Dmitri Shostakovich  Festive Overture
Paul Creston  Concertino for Marimba, mvt. 3 (featuring Jesse Strauss, 2020 Adult Concerto Competition Winner)
Deborah Henson-Conant  Soñando en Español, mvt. 3 “Baroque Flamenco” (featuring Liana Alpino, 2021 Adult Concerto Competition Winner)
Florence Price  Symphony No. 1 in E Minor

Masks required.


After a 20-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra (NPO) is excited to announce its return to in-person performances, beginning with its upcoming concert on Tuesday, October 19, at 7:30pm here at St. George’s Episcopal Church. This concert is free and open to the public. The theme for this first of four series is “Festive Return,” which speaks not only to the repertoire but to the spirit of the musicians who have yearned to gather safely after a long year of Zoom sectionals and solitary practicing at home.

The NPO, an all-volunteer community orchestra which is now in its 18th season, is committed as ever to their mission of featuring amateur and professional players from throughout Middle Tennessee, offering them the opportunity to perform while providing high-quality symphonic music free of charge to a wide variety of audiences. The Conducting Fellow program and the annual Concerto and Composition Competitions further the NPO mission by rewarding emerging area talent.

Safety Protocols

  • All NPO musicians, staff, and volunteer ushers are fully vaccinated and will be masked at all times.
  • As the NPO staff does not have the capacity to check proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test, audience members will be required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Some rows may be closed to allow for distancing. Family groups may sit together, but otherwise, please keep at least 6 feet of distance.
  • Please be aware of any possible symptoms or close contact with a positive case. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.