Moving Timpani

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Tuesday morning the special timpani rig for Kraft’s Timpani Concerto No. 2 was moved from Shannon Wood’s Grand Center studio to Powell Hall. The move of a total of 15 timpani–including nine tenor drums that hang from scaffolding–took a number of stage hands, an elevator that was just big enough, and a truck to get it all here. Here are pictures that Symphony staffer Zach Schimpf and I took to document the process.

The timpani set in Shannon Wood's studio
The timpani set in Shannon Wood’s studio
Shannon with stagehands Ron Bolte and Joe Clapper
Shannon with stagehands Ron Bolte and Joe Clapper

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Stagehand Tina *** helps wheel timpani into Powell.
Stagehand Tina Beck helps wheel timpani into Powell.

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Reassembly
Reassembly

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