NASHVILLE, TN – (FEBRUARY 7, 2019) – The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, in partnership with Metro Parks, is introducing ECHO, a chamber music series featuring new classical and choral works written by local composers to take advantage of the unique reverb of the Parthenon’s Naos.
“We’re creating a one-of-a-kind listening experience in Nashville’s most unique setting,” said John Tumminello, Conservancy Executive Director. “Attendees will experience original compositions soaring through the marble columns and 43 foot ceilings of this historic building.”
ECHO will take place on four Sundays in 2019, with the first concert taking place in late March.
- March 24: Lockeland Strings - An intimate house show series premiering new original works by local artists, instrumentalists, and composers.
- June 9: Sonus – A modern classical a-cappella choir, formed in 2014 by alumni of the Trevecca Madrigalians, and born from the desire to create beautiful music with excellence and passion.
- September 8: Nashville Chamber Music Series - A collective of composers, performers, and music lovers who wish to develop Nashville's communal passion for classical and jazz music.
- November 10: Chatterbird and the Metro Archives - An inventive chamber ensemble, Chatterbird creates an improvised soundtrack to accompany historical films showcasing Nashville's landmarks, people, and culture.
“Centennial Park has a long history of music, art, and community celebrations,” said Monique Odom, Metro Parks Director. “We’re excited to bring music inside the Parthenon and continue showcasing this Nashville landmark as a cultural centerpiece of our city.”
Proceeds from the ECHO series will support The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, which funds Parthenon art exhibits and is currently partnering with Metro Parks on Phase Two of the Centennial Park Revitalization, expected to break ground this spring. Through its highly popular Musicians Corner and Kidsville programs, The Conservancy presents over 125 free music and education events in the Parthenon and Centennial Park annually.
Tickets to ECHO are available for $7 Students, $10 Adults, $20 Adults with two drinks. Light hors d'oeuvres will be generously provided by G Catering. Tickets can be purchased at conservancyonline.com/echo