L.A. Philharmonic announces $25,000 donation to help Nashville Symphony recover after flooding
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. has announced that a $25,000 donation is being made by the association, the orchestra's musicians and music director Gustavo Dudamel, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet to help the Nashville Symphony recover from the flooding that recently devastated much of the city.
The Philharmonic and Thibaudet will be performing in Nashville on Saturday as part of the Phil's first national tour in nearly a decade.
The orchestra originally was set to play at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Nashville Symphony's home. The facility suffered substantial water damage, so the concert has been moved to another venue in town, Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
The $25,000 donation will help replace Steinway pianos the Nashville Symphony lost in the flood. Thibaudet had hand-picked one of the instruments for the orchestra and has agreed to help select another one.
The Phil will perform in Chicago on Friday before heading to Tennessee. The tour will end in New York on May 22.
-- Karen Wada
Photo: A woman walks past flooding outside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville, Credit: Associated Press/The Tennessean, Larry McCormackl