Nashville Symphony’s annual Free Day of Music on hiatus, as part of broader reevaluation of community programs

Posted on: August 19, 2019

“The Nashville Symphony will not host its usual Free Day of Music” in October, writes Mary Hance in Friday’s (8/16) Tennessean (Nashville). “The Free Day, which the Symphony has hosted every year since 2006, as part of its commitment to providing accessible musical experiences to the community, was a full day of free musical performances … in and around the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.… The … announcement was made on the Symphony’s Facebook page…. Symphony chief operating officer Steve Brosvik said that the Free Day of Music has remained ‘largely unchanged in its 13 years’ and that the staff is evaluating it and a lot of other programs to determine if they are the best offerings for listeners and performers…. The Symphony’s fall calendar includes some free family-friendly offerings…. The Symphony’s popular free admission summer Community Concert series at local parks remains in place for the coming year.” Brosvik said, “Over the next year, we will take a thoughtful look at all of our free community engagement programming and continue to explore how we can best continue to serve our community…. We want to get a lot of feedback on this.”

Posted August 19, 2019