Schermerhorn Grand Re-Opening feat. Itzhak Perlman

When: Fri., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 2010

May’s 100-year flood caused more than $40 million in damage to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, leaving its fourth birthday to be celebrated in September with little more than an intensive structural rehab. Thankfully, however, our city’s SoBro-based bastion of high culture is no longer on the mend. On New Year’s Eve, Nashville’s Grammy-winning Symphony will be back in its modern home, playing host to famed violinist Itzhak Perlman, who first performed with our orchestra in 1967. Perlman is perhaps best known for his performances on John Williams’ solemnly affecting Schindler’s List score, and has over the years collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern and a host of other preeminent classical names. He’s appeared before presidents and dignitaries the world over, and now he returns to Music City at precisely the right moment to help us turn the page on the bittersweet past 12 months. That, along with the Schermerhorn’s re-opening, is music to our ears.

Ryan Burleson

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