The Nashville Symphony Orchestra offers college students a chance to enjoy select performances for $10 per ticket.
In an effort to “engage and enrich people of all ages by exploring, experiencing and creating music,” the symphony created its SoundCheck program.
Students must register with the program and supply a copy of their current class schedule to verify that they are actively enrolled. Once the application is approved, the students may purchase tickets to select concerts throughout the season.
Volunteer State Community College instructors have incorporated the symphony’s performances into their curriculum. Lynn Peterson, professor of music, requires his music appreciation students to attend.
“I am so thankful that the symphony has the SoundCheck program. There are concerts that I would not have the great pleasure of enjoying if it weren’t for SoundCheck,” said Janie Bressee.
The symphony, led by conductor Giancarlo Guerrero, performs 140 concerts each year. It has received 13 nominations and six Grammy awards for its recordings.
The Nashville Symphony broke ground on the $123.5 million Schermerhorn Symphony Center in 2003. It opened on Sept. 9, 2006.
The flooding in May, 2010 caused over $42 million in damage to the Schermerhorn. According to the Tennesseean, “The flood put 5.25 million gallons of water into the building; it rose to 24 feet — just four inches short of reaching the concert hall.” The waterline is still visible on the basement walls.
The hall was closed until New Year’s Eve of that year; the symphony performed at alternate locations in the interim.
To register with SoundCheck, visit http://www.nashvillesymphony.org.