Stefan Petrescu Retiring from TN Philharmonic

Feb 06, 2023 at 07:53 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) The Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra will honor retiring Concert Master Stefan Petrescu with a public recital at 4:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon, March 4, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church, corner of College and Spring Streets.

Philharmonic Board Chair Ray Singer said, “Stefan Petrescu is retiring and moving to Florida at the conclusion of this season. However, he is generously offering a community recital prior to his departure.”


The free recital at First Presbyterian is the concert master’s way of saying thank you for such a memorable orchestral experience over the last 20+ years.

Valentine’s Concert is Thursday

The Tennessee Philharmonic is cruising through its 41st season and have two remaining concerts:

  • Romantic Encounters at 7:00PM on Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • European River Cruise at 7:00PM on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

Singer noted, “We added one Stand this season, which is two musicians. This made a remarkable difference in the quality of the Tennessee Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts. This is only possible due to your generous support by the people in this area.”

In our school systems, the Philharmonic continues to make inroads into classrooms and pique student’s interest through instrumental hands-on experiences known as “petting zoos” as well as new and innovative educational programs offered to the students. The Tennessee Philharmonic is also branching out into the schools in our south and southeastern neighboring cities and counties.

Financial Support

The Philharmonic is a non-profit organization and looks to the public for its support. One way is sponsoring a musician for $500 per and $1,000 for each “first chair”. For more information, visit

The Tennessee Philharmonic’s CEO Jane McNulty and Board President Ray Singer will be on WGNS from 8:10-8:30AM on Monday morning, Feb. 13, 2023. The public will have an opportunity to phone or text questions or comments about the local orchestra to 615-893-1450. The broadcast will be on WGNS (Murfreesboro FM 101.9 and AM 1450, or in Smyrna at FM 100.5). It is also streamed at