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The Nashville Symphony

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The Nashville Symphony is a symphony orchestra based in Nashville, TN that was founded in 1946. As of 2019 they had $23 million in revenue and $97 million in assets.

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. The Nashville Sympho...

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Nashville Symphony Association.

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Program areas at The Nashville Symphony

Artistic Programming : Led by Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, the Nashville Symphony inspires, entertains, educates and serves through musical performance, innovation, collaboration and inclusion. The orchestra consists of 83 full-time musicians, who perform more than 160 concerts annually. The orchestra's flagship Classical Series consist of 14 concert weekends exploring the full breadth of classical repertoire. The 2018/19 season kicked off with a full night of Leonard Bernstein, headlined by selections from On the Waterfront and West Side Story, in celebration of the centennial of the composer's birth. Other highlights included the HD Odyssey series, featuring Dvoak's Ninth Symphony accompanied by images of deep space from NASA; Messiaen's large-scale masterpiece Turangalla, featuring French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the ondes Martenot, a rare instrument utilized by Messiaen throughout his career; works by Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Mahler and more; and a blend of established and new works by American composers. Artists featured as ...

Education & Community Engagement Program: The Nashville Symphony proudly serves thousands of children and families each year from the 41-county Middle Tennessee region, both at Schermerhorn Symphony Center and in local schools and community gathering spaces across the region. The Symphony works to offer integrated support across a number of programs for children with autism and/or other sensory sensitivities, including flexible and accessible seating, closed captioning, quiet spaces, trained staff and additional resources. Education and community programming highlights include: Young People's Concerts are live orchestra performances at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, with age-appropriate programming and accompanying curriculum and lesson plans for teachers tied to statewide learning outcomes. In the 2018/19 season, these concerts reached 9,981 students over 16 concerts. Program highlights included "Sound Lab with the Symphony" featuring works from Smetana, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rossini, and Marquez; "Symphony in Space," with classics from Brahms, Beethoven, and Strauss; and a symphonic field trip with ...

Form 990s for The Nashville Symphony

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-07Aug 10, 2020990View PDF
2018-07May 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-07Apr 10, 2018990View PDF
2016-07Aug 10, 2017990View PDF
2015-07Jul 20, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The Nashville Symphony

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,667,688
Program services$10,754,030
Investment income and dividends$363,102
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-71,805
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$25,934
Net income from fundraising events$-382,691
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$484,471
Miscellaneous revenues$2,338,615
Total revenues$23,179,344

Vendors for The Nashville Symphony

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Crowe LLPTax accounting2020-08-10
███████ ██████ ████████ █████████████Guest Artist Management$366,5002019-07-01
███████ ██████Telefunding; Professional Telefunding$218,1042019-07-01
██████ ████ ███Produce and Direct Background Film$314,2912019-07-01
██████ █████████ ████████ ████████Security Service$210,6252019-07-01
██████ ███Design and Install Seatwagon Aircaster System$406,4212019-07-01
█████████ ████████Software2018-10-02
█████ ███████ ███Tax accounting2014-07-10

Personnel at The Nashville Symphony

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Marye Walker LewisChief Financial Officer$202,092Aug. 10, 2020
John SandersChief Technical Engineer-Aug. 8, 2019
███████ ████████Chief Engineer-Aug. 8, 2019
████ ██████Vice President of Venue Management$104,326Aug. 8, 2019
████████ █████Senior Director of Development-Aug. 8, 2019
██████ ███████Director of Human Resources-Aug. 8, 2019
█████ ███████Director of Advertising and Promotions-Aug. 8, 2019
██████ ██████Director of Education and Community Engagement-Aug. 8, 2019
████ ████████Production Manager-Aug. 8, 2019
██████ ████Education and Community Engagement Manager-Aug. 8, 2019
...and 12 more key personnel

Peer symphony orchestras

1Sarasota Orchestra501(c)(3)$11 millionSarasota, FL
2San Antonio Symphony (SAS)501(c)(3)$6.0 millionSan Antonio, TX
3New World Symphony (NWS)501(c)(3)$18 millionMiami Beach, FL
4Handel and Haydn Society (H+H)501(c)(3)$6.2 millionBoston, MA
5Indiana Symphony Society501(c)(3)$27 millionIndianapolis, IN
6Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra501(c)(3)$6.1 millionNew Orleans, LA
7Virginia Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$7.8 millionNorfolk, VA
8Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$10 millionCharlotte, NC
9Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO)501(c)(3)$45 millionPittsburgh, PA
10New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO)501(c)(3)$14 millionNewark, NJ
11Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO)501(c)(3)$33 millionSt Louis, MO
12Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO)501(c)(3)$34 millionDallas, TX
13Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$48 millionMilwaukee, WI
14San Diego Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$36 millionSan Diego, CA
15Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)501(c)(3)$40 millionDetroit, MI
16Richmond Symphony501(c)(3)$5.8 millionRichmond, VA
17San Francisco Symphony (SFS)501(c)(3)$87 millionSan Francisco, CA
18The Louisville Orchestra501(c)(3)$7.4 millionLouisville, KY
19Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra501(c)(3)$6.0 millionOrlando, FL
20Los Angeles Master Chorale Association501(c)(3)$6.5 millionLos Angeles, CA
21Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Association501(c)(3)$13 millionFort Worth, TX
22Kansas City Symphony501(c)(3)$17 millionKansas City, MO
23Boston Symphony Orchestra501(c)(3)$110 millionBoston, MA
24The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society501(c)(3)$11 millionSt Paul, MN
25Omaha Symphony Association501(c)(3)$14 millionOmaha, NE