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MURFEESBORO - Maestro Jeffrey A. Reed and the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra proudly announce the 2009-2010 concert season, “Symphony America!” “Symphony America!” is a musical journey through the many aspects of our culture and our home. Three concerts make up this series – “Made in America”, “A Reel Christmas”, and “Mancini Magic”.

“This season we pay tribute to our great nation,” says Reed. “Many people believe that the only quality orchestral music was written and performed a couple hundred years ago in Italy, Germany or France. In fact, music appreciation and composition has been part of our culture since its inception.

“With ‘Symphony America!’, we hope that we will continue to introduce Middle Tennesseans to music they already know!”

2009 marks the third season Reed has held the baton of the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra. Reed’s goal is to change the stereotype of professional orchestra music by performing selections that engage audiences and inspire them to come back for more.

“Reed has had a profound influence on this orchestra and this community,” says Birdie Ann Donnell, MSO board president. “His music selections are uplifting and exciting. You never know what he will bring to the table, and that is something we need in this community.”

The 2009-2010 concert season begins September 28 at First United Methodist Church on Thompson Lane. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for students. Subscriptions are also on sale for $100, and can be purchased at

September 28 - Made in America - We salute great American composers and great American music with Made in America. >From sea to shining sea, Gershwin to Copland, Made in America brings out the best in American music.

December 7 - A Reel Christmas - What makes a Christmas season more than the music? This year, enjoy listening to your favorite Christmas music from your favorite Christmas films. Let “Sleigh Ride” and “Carol of the Bells” ignite your Christmas spirit! Join us as we bring back our festive Christmas sing-along tradition.

April 26 - Mancini Magic - Experience the magic that is Henry Mancini. Wear toe-tapping shoes as the symphony exhibits the many faces of this American legend. You’ll hear pieces you didn’t know you knew! Featuring “Peter Gunn”, “Pink Panther”, “Heaven Can Wait”, and “Baby Elephant Walk”.

Other Events –

August 10 – Music and Dinner at the Maple Street Grill – This fundraiser at the Maple Street Grill will feature the MSO French Horn Quartet. Tickets for the event are $35 per person, a portion of which is tax deductible.

September 22 – Inaugural MSO Golf Tournament – The hills are alive with the sound of music! Indian Hills Golf Club, that is. Join the MSO on the links at Indian Hills on Tuesday, September 22nd. Enjoy lunch at 11 a.m. while select MSO musicians set the mood for the day. Grab your sticks for a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Proceeds from the event will help fund the MSO and the MSO Youth Outreach Program.

October 18 – Music and Wine at the Maple Street Grill – Enjoy performances by select members of the MSO while you sample wines from Arrington Vineyards and taste hors d’ oeuvres from Maple Street Grill. Tickets for the event are $60 per person, a portion of which is tax deductible.


The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra is the cultural heartbeat of the community, providing professional classical, pops, and youth education music programming for the Middle Tennessee area. The symphony’s musical artists are world-class performers hailing from both the US and abroad. Music Director Jeffrey A. Reed took the post leading the symphony in July 2007, along with Executive Director Darrell Edwards.

The orchestra serves Rutherford, Williamson, Wilson, Cannon, Davidson, Coffee, Warren, and Bedford counties.

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