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