As repairs to the flood-damaged Schermerhorn Symphony Center continue, the Nashville Symphony announced alternate locations for all its fall concerts in the 2010-11 season. The season will open on September 10 with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the War Memorial Auditorium; other concerts in the SunTrust Classical Series will take place at Lipscomb University’s Collins Alumni Auditorium and Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall. Alternate venues for pops concerts include Ryman Auditorium, where pianist Herbie Hancock (August 22) and saxophonist David Sanborn (October 10) will perform, and Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena, where the orchestra will perform a family holiday concert (December 10). All concerts will take place on the originally scheduled dates; the NSO plans to return to the Schermerhorn in January, when the hall is expected to reopen after a multi-million-dollar restoration. Concertgoers can log onto nashvillesymphony.blogspot.com, the NSO’s new blog launched on July 20, for updated news.
Posted July 21, 2010