• Kelly Corcoran - Conductor
  • Kelly Corcoran - Conductor
  • Kelly Corcoran - Conductor

"Corcoran's exploration of Debussy's soundscapes was sure and sensitive, and the NSO played for her with unusual delicacy. "

Tim Page, Washington Post

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Named “Best Classical Conductor” in 2015 by the Nashville Scene, Kelly Corcoran is a passionate advocate for the robust place of classical music in our lives and the lives of future generations.   Corcoran is Artistic Director of Intersection, a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to challenging the traditional concert experience with concerts for all ages.  Corcoran conducted the Nashville Symphony for nine seasons, both as Associate Conductor and Director of the Symphony Chorus, where she conducted the orchestra in hundreds of performances and was the primary conductor for the education and community engagement concerts.  Corcoran founded the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra thirteen years ago and continues to serve on the board.

Alumna Kelly Corcoran at the Intersection of New Music and Community Engagement - Boston Conservatory
Alumna Kelly Corcoran is the founder and artistic director of Intersection, a contemporary music ensemble with an emphasis on social justice, racial equity, and cross-cultural engagement, based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Intersection: Expanding the musical language of Nashville
Kelly Corcoran’s pursuit to transform lives and communities through classical music and Intersection

Arts Voices: Nashville Public Radio
Conductor Kelly Corcoran On Why Classical Music Is For Everyone

Corcoran made a habit of producing dramatic buildups... This was just one way in which her lively conducting made for a fresh encounter with otherwise familiar repertoire.

Tyler Zimmer, The Tennessean

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  • October 27, 2018 - Halloween at Hogwarts with the Detroit Symphony - Detroit, MI

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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  • November 4, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Boston, MA

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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    November 16, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Cincinnati, OH

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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    November 17, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Chicago, IL

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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  • November 26, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Mexico City, Mexico, DF

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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    November 27, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Monterrey, Mexico, NL

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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    November 28, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Guadalajara, Mexico, JAL

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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  • December 2, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Denver, CO

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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    December 8, 2018 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - San Jose, CA

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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    January 4, 2019 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Nashville, TN

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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    January 5, 2019 - National Geographic Symphony For Our World - Knoxville, TN

    Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

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