Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flooding in Nashville

When the Cumberland River, in Nashville, Tennessee, overflowed its banks recently, it did a good bit of damage throughout the city. The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, where the Nashville Symphony Orchestra plays, got flooded up to its ankles, more or less. Here are links to some stories about the effects of the flooding:
  • Drew McManus reports on damage to the building and some of the instruments.
  • Drew also reports on a free concert given by the NSO.
  • No link yet, but I have a press release with the news that the musicians of the L.A. Philharmonic, their conductor Gustavo Dudamel, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and the LA Philaharmonic Association are donating $25,000 to the NSO, to help replace the pianos lost in the flooding. The LAPO is currently on tour, and their Nashville program had to be relocated from the damaged Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
  • Many country music performers lost instruments, often historic instruments in the flood, says the NY Times.

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