NASHVILLE, TN – (January 14, 2020) – Centennial Park Conservancy (CPC), in partnership with Metro Parks, announced its dates for the 2020 ECHO Chamber Music Series today. ECHO is a chamber music series featuring classical and choral works, composed and arranged by local musicians to take advantage of the unique reverb of the Parthenon.
“We are thrilled to announce the Spring 2020 season of ECHO at the Parthenon,” said Justin Tam, Parthenon Partnership and Grant Director for Centennial Park Conservancy. “This season features student composers, a modern dance and choral collaboration with our friends at Metro Dance, and the work of Ralph Vaughn Williams. The talent of Music City continues to amaze us as we present classical music in the most inspiring room in Nashville.”
ECHO will take place on six Sundays and two Saturdays in 2020 with the first concert taking place in late February.
ECHO Spring Dates:
- February 23 - Belmont University New Music Ensemble
- March 28 and 29 - Orpheus Reimagined: Featuring Portara and Duncan Dance South Presented by Friends of Metro Dance and CPC
- April 26 - Nashville Concerto Orchestra
ECHO Fall Dates: Performers to be announced
- September 13
- October 11
- November 21 and November 22
New this year, the March dates will feature artists Duncan Dance South and Portara Ensemble, presenting an original program of new and reconstructed dance and choral music created for the unique space of Nashville’s Parthenon.
Proceeds from the ECHO chamber series will support CPC, which funds the Parthenon’s art exhibitions and educational programming. CPC is also partnering with Metro Parks on Phase Two of the Centennial Park Revitalization. Through its highly popular Musicians Corner, Kidsville, and Parthenon programming, CPC presents over 125 free music and educational events in the Parthenon and Centennial Park annually.
Tickets to ECHO are $10 for Youth Tickets, $15 for Adult Tickets, and $50 for Premium Tickets. Premium tickets include an exclusive reception with appetizers and an open bar. Season tickets are available but limited.
ABOUT CENTENNIAL PARK CONSERVANCY:
Centennial Park Conservancy (CPC) is a for-purpose 501(c)(3) not-for-profit profit organization. Although we are a separately chartered organization, CPC was organized with the cooperation of the Metro Parks and Recreation Department. CPC funds and presents a variety of enriching programs in the Parthenon and Centennial Park that make a widespread imprint on the Nashville community and our visitors. CPC’s mission is to preserve, enhance and share the Parthenon and Centennial Park so that all future generations may benefit from these enriching cultural and educational landmarks.
ABOUT THE PARTHENON:
The Parthenon, owned and operated by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County’s Parks and Recreation Department, is the city of Nashville’s longest-lived art museum. Opened as a museum in 1931, its galleries are the home of the distinguished Cowan Collection of American art and feature several temporary exhibitions per year. The galleries are housed on the lower level of the Parthenon, the world’s only full-scale replica of the fifth-century BCE temple in Athens, Greece. Beloved symbol of civic pride to Nashvillians since its original manifestation as the art building for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897, it welcomes hundreds of thousands of Nashvillians and visitors to the city per year.
ABOUT METRO PARKS AND RECREATION:
The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of facilities and programs throughout Davidson County. Currently, Metro Parks oversees 15,114 acres of open space, including 184 parks and 85 miles of greenways. It is the department’s mission to sustainably and equitably provide everyone in Nashville with an inviting network of parks and greenways that offer health, wellness, and quality of life through recreation, conservation, and community.
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