Thursday, May 6, 2010

Schermerhorn's $2.5 Million Pipe Organ Severely Damaged by Flooding


One of the city's recently acquired glories — the $2.5 million Schoenstein pipe organ installed in the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in 2007 — is among the latest casualties of the Cumberland's unstoppable flood waters.

The devastating flooding that threatens Lower Broadway's honky-tonks and swirled earlier today inside both the Grand Ole Opry House and the Country Music Hall of Fame has damaged the enormous pipe organ's operating mechanism and console. Both were housed in the Schermerhorn's basement level, which is currently under anywhere from 12 to 14 feet of flood water. MORE