Cedar Rapids Symphony Reassesses After The Flood

“Normally the crisis of an orchestra is defined by money — look at what’s happened over the years with the Louisville Orchestra, or most recently, the apparent demise of the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. But every so often nature asserts itself, cascading floodwaters into unprotected basements and lower floors, destroying property, making refugees of staff and musicians. Cedar Rapids’ plight brings to mind what befell the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra after Hurricane Katrina.”