Ben Folds hosts benefit for Nashville Symphony’s Schermerhorn repairs

Posted on: September 17, 2010

In Thursday’s (9/16) Tennessean (Nashville), Dave Paulson writes, “When Ben Folds performed at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in 2008, the Nashville Symphony supported the piano-pop star. Now—after the Schermerhorn sustained an estimated $40 million in losses from flooding earlier this year—Folds is returning the support. He’ll hold a benefit concert for the Symphony on Nov. 27 at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall. The ‘Keys to Music City’ concert will feature Folds performing with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Francisco Noya. A portion of proceeds will also go to the Williamson County Rescue Squad and Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department. ‘The flood happened in a matter of hours, but digging out of it will take years,’ Folds said in a release. ‘This concert is an effort to help keep the recovery in the front of our minds and to help restore our great symphony hall.’ … Tickets start at $55 and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Sept. 24. Symphony season ticket holders and Folds fan club members can access a pre-sale starting at 10 a.m. this Friday.”

Posted September 17, 2010