Historic Rock Castle hosted the Nashville Symphony Orchestra last Wednesday evening. As part of their "Community Concert Series", the Nashville Symphony is providing free classical music performances at various venues throughout Middle Tennessee during the month of June. Despite the heat and humidity, a large crowd from across the county attended; both on the grounds of Rock Castle as well as by boats moored close by in Old Hickory Lake.
Prior to the symphony's performance, the crowd was treated to a performance by the Nashville Suzuki players, led by instructor Thornton Cline. Consisting of children from throughout Middle Tennessee, they performed a variety of favorites. Between the two musical performances, Nashville Symphony volunteers held an "instrument petting zoo" where children could see and handle a variety of musical instruments.