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Blakeford Senior Life and Nashville Symphony Announce 2021 Partnership

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Blakeford Senior Life and Nashville Symphony Announce 2021 Partnership

Blakeford will support the Symphony’s Nashville reemergence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2021)—Blakeford Senior Life—a local non-profit provider of senior lifestyle solutions—announced its fifth straight year of partnership with the Nashville Symphony. The organizations have been supporting one another’s growth since 2016.

The two have formed a unique collaboration to help each other navigate the challenges of the pandemic. Blakeford Senior Life will assist in the Nashville Symphony’s reemergence into the Nashville market. The Nashville Symphony, in turn, will focus on spreading joy and peace with music in these particularly trying times.

“Our years-long partnership with the Nashville Symphony is something our residents cherish,” said Brian Barnes, CEO of Blakeford Senior Life. “I’ve seen firsthand the joy live music brings to people. I know the Symphony will bring hope and healing to the entire Nashville community, and we are proud to support its efforts.”

The Nashville Symphony recently brought 70 musicians back from furlough to participate in various socially distanced and virtual performances. The organization has also enhanced its education programming to support the unique challenges parents and teachers face in educating arts students during the pandemic. Musicians are available to virtually join classrooms and teach workshops to school bands.

“We are incredibly thankful for our partnership with Blakeford Senior Life,” said Alan D. Valentine, President and CEO of the Nashville Symphony. “With the generous support of Blakeford, we have been able to stay engaged with our patrons through new content from our wonderful musicians and to engage students in Middle Tennessee with virtual content. We now have a vision for the next steps toward our reemergence, and our continued partnership with Blakeford will be instrumental in our success.”

To learn more about the Nashville Symphony’s 2021 offerings, visit To learn more about Blakeford Senior Life, visit


About Blakeford Senior Life:

Established in 1996, Blakeford Senior Life is a not-for-profit provider of senior residential living and services including Blakeford at Green Hills; Blakeford At Home, a licensed provider of non-medical caregiving services; and LiveWell By Blakeford. This year, Blakeford is celebrating 25 years of community in Nashville.

For the full story on Blakeford Senior Life, visit us online at

About Nashville Symphony

The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released more than 30 recordings on Naxos, which have received 25 GRAMMY® nominations and 13 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra also has released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records, among other labels. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reach 60,000 children and adults each year.