Max Fisher Music Center to reopen after explosion

February 14, 2012 • Entertainment

Police, Fire, DTE Energy and MichCon workers investigate the scene of a manhole explosion in front of Orchestra Hall, the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Max M. Fisher Music Center on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan on Feb. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/The Detroit News, [auth] Brandy Baker)

DETROIT (AP) — The Max Fisher Music Center will reopen for business after Orchestra Hall was damaged in a weekend methane gas explosion that sent several manhole covers flying into the air.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra says the Music Center will be open for business at 9 a.m. Tuesday and all events and concerts will resume as scheduled.

DSO officials say damage from the Sunday morning blast triggered by an underground cable failure was contained to a basement restroom of the original Orchestra Hall structure just north of downtown. No injuries were reported.

The explosion forced Sunday’s Sphinx 15 Finals Competition to be moved to the University of Michigan.

Tickets for Friday evening’s Paradise Jazz Concert featuring Gretchen Parlato and Vijay Iyer, and this weekend’s concerts featuring piano virtuoso Emanuel Ax, remain available.

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