|Kenneth D. Schermerhorn the Symphony Center Namesake|
|The Schermerhorn has overcome great odds in it’s early years.|
|The Concert Hall is a building inside a building.|
There is an art to their exquisite acoustics and the Nashville Symphony has several methods by which they employ this art. In consideration of time, I’ll share two. The most fascinating is the “shoe box” design of the concert hall. In fact, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is actually two buildings operating as one. The external structure and concert hall are separated by a 2″ air space called an acoustic isolation joint, effectively blocking out all distractions from the outside world and transporting you into musical nirvana. Another interesting way they maximize the acoustics inside the Laura Turner Concert Hall is through mandatory coat check (which also happens to be complimentary). By removing the additional padding that comes with outerwear, the symphony is able to ensure the best sound quality for it’s guests.
|Lights up in the Concert Hall|
|You can sit in the Chorus seats during performances they are not attending.|
|Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero|
|Tradition meets today at the Nashville Symphony.|
|The Nashville Symphony Welcomes you all.|
I’m truly impressed by every thoughtful detail the Nashville Symphony put into it’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. I encourage you all to go for a tour and learn the unique stories behind everything from the floor to the windows. Most importantly, you must attend a concert, as the Nashville Symphony sets the standard for audience enjoyment.
|Kelley and Amy in Nashville|