Michael W. Smith Performs withThe Nashville Chamber Orchestra

Following a successful sell-out Valentine’s concert featuring Martina McBride and Raul Malo, the
Nashville Chamber Orchestra’s special concert series continues with a Saturday, March 8 Benefit Concert featuring
Michael W. Smith, who will perform selections from his platinum selling recordings Worship and Freedom and more at
Brentwood Baptist Church. The show begins at 7:30pm and tickets can be purchased for $18, $23 and $75 at all Ticketmaster
locations, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (615) 255-9600.
The $75 tickets include Meet and Greet reception with Michael W. Smith and all seats are general admission by price section.
The shows sponsor is McQuiddy Printing and all proceeds from this concert will benefit education and outreach programs for
the NCO. The NCO season is sponsored by Paul Worley.
Multi-award winning singer, songwriter and author Michael W. Smith with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra will perform
renditions of many of his hit songs as well as works from his 2002 Dove Award winning instrumental album Freedom and
platinum selling 2002 Dove Award “Album of the Year” Worship. David Hamilton, Smith’s music director, will share
the podium with NCO music director Paul Gambill. Also on hand will be the Brentwood Baptist Church “signers” for deaf.
Smith’s long and very successful career includes multiple gold and platinum albums, 26 number one singles, 12 Grammy
awards, 34 Dove awards and an American Music Award. Smith has had the opportunity to sing for Presidents and national
leaders, is heavily involved in his teen outreach Rocketown, is a leader in his local church body, an author of ten books and a
record label executive and founder of Rocketown Records. His career accolades go on and on, but aside from his love of
music is his love for god and his wife and five children.
The Nashville Chamber Orchestra is enjoying a period of dramatic growth as it celebrates its 12th season of ambitious and
innovative programming creating Music Without Boundaries. Challenging audience expectations has become a trademark of
the NCO, and the orchestra’s exciting mix of new music and traditional repertoire is selling-out concerts. Under the leadership
of music director and founder Paul Gambill, the orchestra has developed a national profile for the way their programming is
attracting audiences and challenging people’s perception of what a chamber orchestra can be. Recognition of the
orchestra’s success at attracting new audiences to the concert hall has come in the form of a national award for
adventurous programming from ASCAP, feature length profiles in SYMPHONY Magazine and Eastman Notes magazines, and
broadcasts on National Public Radio’s flagship classical music show, Performance Today. In November 2002, the
NCO’s CD featuring the music of Aaron Copland was released on the Naxos label. ClassicsToday gave the CD itâ??s first
national review, bestowing its highest rating with a 10 for Artistic Quality and a 10 for Sound Quality, calling it “a disc that is practically perfect from just about any perspective.”
For more information about the NCO or for Season Tickets call the NCO at 615-256-6546. Tickets for the March 8th
performance, $18, $23, $75 may be purchased through Ticketmaster at (615) 255-9600 or www.ticketmaster.com.


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