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Classical Notes: June 20, 2008 Archive

Après le deluge...

Posted at 10:15 AM on June 20, 2008 by Gillian Martin (1 Comments)

One of the casualties of the flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was the Paramount Theater, home of the Cedar Rapids Symphony. Executive Director Robert Massey had this to say about the condition of the performance space:

"From stage level, the stage is very buckled. The orchestra pit is completely filled with water. The [Mighty Wurlitzer] organ's obviously been tossed around and is laying on its back on the stage."

The Symphony will go on, though, in alternate spaces. Read more about it here and here.

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