A very cool idea from the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, which has been recounting its flood traumas two years ago today tweet by tweet in a dramatic timeline. From the NSO's website:
Donate $88 to the Nashville Symphony and get an autographed piano key.
Keys to Music City is the brainchild of renowned singer-songwriter Ben Folds, one of many musicians who lost instruments and other equipment after a devastating flood swept through Nashville in 2010. Folds decided to turn a negative into a positive by salvaging and autographing keys from his flood-ravaged piano to initiate a campaign benefiting the Nashville Symphony.
Those piano keys sold out in record time, and now Folds has enlisted some of his friends to help out with this innovative fund-raising idea. For a limited time, you can get your very own autographed piano key for a minimum donation of $88. All funds raised will go to the Nashville Symphony’s Annual Campaign, which supports the orchestra’s artistic and educational programs.
Right now, keys from Folds and Sara Bareilles are available. But probably not for long.