Fired Nashville Symphony Clarinetist Says Cancel Culture Cost Him His Job and Will Eventually Damage the Music Industry

Cancel culture has forced one Nashville Symphony performer out of a job, but this musician has an impressive resume and he and former colleagues of his say the allegations leveled against him are completely unfounded. This, according to former Nashville Symphony Orchestra clarinetist James Zimmermann, who recently lost his position due to what he said were false accusations of racial harassment. Last week, The Washington Free Beaconprofiled Zimmermann and how the Nashville Symphony dismissed him as part of what that publication said was “an ideological cold war.”

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Nashville Symphony Postpones All Events Through July 2021, Citing $8M Losses From Coronavirus Shutdown

The COVID-19 shutdown has silenced the Nashville Symphony all the way through July 31, 2021, as the organization reports it lost nearly 30 percent of its annual income.

The symphony sent members an emailed announcement Friday before making the news public. Then, they posted the news online here.

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Music Spotlight: Jennifer Higdon

Nashville — When I created my Music Spotlight column that would tell an artist’s “where they came from” story, never did I ever imagine interviewing the three-time Grammy-winning and 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Jennifer Higdon. However, Nashville’s Symphony Publicist Dave Felipe advised that I needed to hear her story, and I am thrilled to tell it.

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Nashville Symphony Releases Dates of Free Community Concerts

The Nashville Symphony has announced the schedule for its 2019 Community Concerts series, which will showcase the Grammy® Award-winning orchestra in free performances at seven public parks and green spaces throughout Middle Tennessee. An integral part of the organization’s mission to make great music accessible to everyone in the region,…

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Alison Krauss and Other Guests to Join Keith and Kristyn Getty for ‘Sing! An Irish Christmas’ at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 21

Modern hymn-writers Keith and Kristyn Getty will bring their seventh annual Sing! An Irish Christmas tour to Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Friday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. The duo will revisit popular hymns and Christmas carols during a performance that will include appearances by Alison Krauss, Phil Keaggy and Scott Mulvahill.

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Nashville Symphony Welcomes Seven Local Students to Accelerando Music Education Initiative

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Seven local students have been selected for the third class of Accelerando, the Nashville Symphony’s groundbreaking music education initiative designed to facilitate the studies of gifted young musicians from diverse backgrounds and to prepare them for careers in music. The seven students were introduced during an event at Schermerhorn Symphony…

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Tickets for Multiple Nashville Symphony Concerts Go on Sale Friday, July 20

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Single tickets for the Nashville Symphony’s 2018/19 season — including 100+ classical, pops, jazz and family concerts, as well as a host of special events — will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 20. Featuring four classic works by one of America’s greatest composers,…

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Violins of Hope Coming to Nashville in March to Teach About the Holocaust

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  NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Violins of Hope are coming to Music City. The instruments were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust in Europe during World War II. Today, the collection is traveling across the U.S. to educate people about the Holocaust and inspire discussions…

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Nashville Symphony To Hold Rescheduled Tchaikovsky Spectacular Sunday

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The Nashville Symphony will hold its rescheduled Tchaikovsky Spectacular on Sunday at the Ascend Amphitheater downtown. It was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend but got rained out. The weather forecast shows Sunday will be mostly sunny and nice, with a high temperature of 78. Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct the performance,…

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Nashville Plans Solar Eclipse Viewing Party August 21 At First Tennessee Park

  A solar eclipse viewing party will be held Monday, Aug. 21 at First Tennessee Park north of downtown Nashville, according to a press release from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry. First Tennessee Park is home to the Nashville Sounds, and the minor league baseball team is working with the city…

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Nashville Symphony To Give Performance With Fireworks Saturday

  If you’re still looking for something to do over Memorial Day weekend, the Nashville Symphony will give a performance with fireworks Saturday evening at the Ascend Amphitheater. The “Tchaikovsky Spectacular” will feature the symphony as well as dancers with the Nashville Ballet and Joyce Yang on piano. Vinay Parameswaran…

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