Nashville Symphony’s Schermerhorn to reopen earlier than expected

Posted on: September 30, 2010

Thursday (9/30) on Nashville’s WSMV-TV NBC channel 4, Alan Frio reports, “Only one day after the grand reopening of the Opry House, damaged by the May floods, another flood-damaged Nashville landmark is ready to reopen. Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan Valentine announced Wednesday night that the Symphony will return to The Schermerhorn Symphony Center Dec.31. ‘It’s a night for celebration anyway, and there’s something about New Year’s Eve, and there’s something about new beginning. People are making new resolutions for the year, thinking about starting anew. What an appropriate time to do something,’ said Valentine. Valentine chose to make the announcement to coincide with the release of the Symphony’s new CD at Davis Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills. Symphony conductor Giancarlo Guerrero was also at the event signing copies of the symphony’s CD. Valentine told Channel 4 News that restoring the Schermerhorn cost $40 million. Symphony officials had originally hoped for an early 2011 opening. Valentine said work on the building was progressing faster than anticipated.”

Posted September 30, 2010