The Aldersgate Philharmonic

An Evening with the Classics

From string quartets to chamber orchestra performances, The Aldersgate Philharmonic is a place where you can explore the beauty of classical works that move the soul to new levels of emotion. You’ll enjoy some of the best in small and large-scale classical ensembles from the main stage at Franklin First UMC Main Campus at Mack Hatcher.

Join us on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening with the Nashville Composer Collective featuring a 13-piece chamber orchestra with brass, woodwinds, percussion, and harp in various configurations. It’s classical instrumentation with a modern composition that you’ll love. Join us at the stage at 120 Aldersgate Way in Franklin, Tennessee. As always, we’re free to the community with open seating.

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Join us on June 21, 2022 at 6:30 p.m..

John Darnall, Director

Nashville Composer Collective was formed in the fall of 2012 when Studio players, NSO members, road musicians, college faculty, and local composers met and discussed ways for their non-commercial writing to be played and have an audience. Their second goal was to reach other composers, offering them a venue plus musicians playing pro-bono, and being supportive of newly written pieces. Goal three was to draw families with children that may have little opportunity to hear symphonic players.

The inaugural concert, Oct. 2013 at The Village Chapel, was followed by twenty-five concerts at venues including Ward Hall, DLC, Nashville State Community College, W. O. Smith School,  art galleries with compositions based on visual art, and a number of churches. The ensembles are written for range from full orchestra to quintets, quartets, trios, piano sonatas, and solo instruments. Submissions are screened and selected by an audition committee for programming. Including three performances for the purpose of funding Rudy’s Jazz Club, NCC’s new works performed totaled over 150.

In the new classical series just begun, Franklin First UMC welcomes the often unconventional compositions of NCC on the evening of June 21, 2022.