(Columbia, Tenn. – September 2, 2011) - - - The First Farmer’s Performance Series Presented by Columbia State Community College’s will open its tenth season in the Cherry Theater with a performance by the Award-Winning Nashville Symphony on Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m. in the Waymon L. Hickman Building.
    “We are delighted to have the Nashville Symphony headline our 10th Anniversary Season,” said Janet Smith, President of Columbia State Community College. “The Nashville Symphony opened our first season in 2001 and has visited the Cherry Theater stage several times over the years.  They are a favorite with our patrons and will be a grand start to what is sure to be our finest season ever.”

The Nashville Symphony has received acclaim for its 19 recordings on Naxos, the world’s leading classical label, and one on Decca, making the Nashville Symphony currently one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. These recordings have received 13 total GRAMMY® nominations and six GRAMMY® wins, most recently for the orchestra’s recording of works by Michael Daugherty. The winning categories included Best Orchestral Performance
    The Nashville Symphony performance will be under the direction of Associate Conductor Kelly Corcoran who is in her fifth season with the Symphony.  Corcoran has conducted a variety of programs, including the Symphony’s SunTrust Classical Series and Bank of America Pops Series, and has served as the primary conductor for the orchestra’s education and community engagement concerts.

The Nashville Symphony is widely regarded as “the cornerstone of the performing arts” in Middle Tennessee, offering audiences throughout the region the highest quality live performances of symphonic music in all its various forms.

Individual tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students. To charge tickets by phone, call (931) 540-2879. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are accepted. Tickets can also be purchased at the Columbia State Community College ticket office Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The ticket box office will open one hour prior to each performance in the Waymon L. Hickman Building, Room 100 A. All performances in the series will be in the Cherry Theater, located in the Waymon L. Hickman building on the Columbia campus.


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