Founded in 1946, the orchestra is today the largest nonprofit performing arts organisation in the state of Tennessee. With 140 performances annually, the symphony’s concert schedule encompasses a diverse mix of classical, pops, jazz and family programmes, along with extensive community outreach efforts. One of the most active recording orchestras in the country, the Nashville Symphony has released 21 recordings on Naxos. These recordings have received a total of fourteen GRAMMY® nominations and seven GRAMMY® wins, including two for Best Orchestral Performance—one awarded to Joan Tower’s Made in America [8.559328] and the other to Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony [8.559635]. The Nashville Symphony has maintained a commitment to championing the music of America’s leading composers, which has earned the orchestra three ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and an invitation to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Spring For Music Festival.