So this past Monday I'm reading the New York Times, which I love because they usually have some interesting stories, and found a story about the new Schermerhorn Symphony Center. This new hall is a new pinnacle in Nashville and we have all been excited about it opening and I am looking forward to a tour of the facility soon.
Bernard Holland wrote a piece that I found to be thought provoking and a little funny and gave an interesting look at what the opening gala was like. Here is the thing, he talks about how he would rather see Ernest Tubb or the Everly Brothers on the wall as opposed to Orpheus and others from Greek mythology. I can understand how he sees that since we are known more for country/roots music and all things Southern but at the same time we should be able to have something different from that without people saying it's out of place. Oddly enough, we don't have a large Greek population in Nashville and yet we have a lot of Greek inspired architecture. I enjoy having the different types of stylings and designs of both old and new buildings and it just keeps adding to the wonderful allure and mystic of Nashville. So yes maybe at first glance is does seem out of place but you know I really am glad to have it here and I think with a little time you will find it receiving accolade after accolade. The Ryman Auditorium, which has been voted the best theatre in the country the last two years, has been like that for a lot of people because it surprises them and yet delights them with its charm.