The League of American Orchestras’ 74th National Conference, in Nashville, June 3-5, 2019, will place music, musicians, and community at the heart of its programming. MUSIC CentriCITY will highlight field-wide advances in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and focus on the centrality of music, culture, and collective action in orchestras.

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“Orchestras are reimagining mission, meaning, and the future of the art form,” said League of American Orchestras President and CEO Jesse Rosen. “With the theme MUSIC CentriCITY, this year’s Conference is inspired by Nashville’s historic role as Music City—the epicenter of the music industry—and reflects the vital role our host, the Nashville Symphony, plays in the cultural fabric of the city.”

“The Nashville Symphony is honored to host to this year’s League Conference, and we look forward to welcoming our peers from around the country,” said Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan D. Valentine. “In addition to Nashville’s long-standing reputation as Music City, our community is also home to a vibrant, diverse cultural community that embraces collaboration and creative risks, and we are especially excited to showcase this adventurous, collaborative spirit during our performances on June 3.”

“Nashville has always been a city where all genres of music are celebrated, and where music is the driving force that brings our community together,” said Nashville Symphony Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero. “Our orchestra has been a part of that conversation for more than 70 years. Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s location in the heart of the city says it all: Where else can you hear a GRAMMY®-winning Grammy-winning orchestra, and walk just a block or two to hear some of the best country, bluegrass, rock and swing music anywhere?”

About 1,000 orchestra stakeholders—managers, musicians, trustees, volunteers, and business partners—will attend the Conference, which will take place at the Omni Hotel and at the Nashville Symphony’s concert hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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