Nashville Symphony Groundbreaking Ceremony

On December 3, 2003, standing in front of a grand piano on a cleared building site, Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell and Nashville Symphony Music Director and Conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn ceremonially broke ground for the Symphony’s $120 million concert hall, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, which will host its first concert in September 2006.

After Purcell and Schermerhorn turned the first spade of dirt, many of the several hundred supporters in attendance took a shovel in hand, at the ur

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