We, as Nashville Symphony Musicians, are an extended family with our parents, spouses, and children frequently coming to our concerts and visiting the other musicians backstage. We also form strong friendships with our colleagues outside of our orchestra lives. That is why we are all deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Candice Zimmermann (age 38), wife of principal clarinetist James Zimmermann. Candice was instrumental in setting up our website and Facebook page, and words cannot express how much we will miss seeing her at our hall. In our attempt to convey what Candice has meant to us, we will be dedicating this website to her memory. We will also do everything possible to support James and his two young daughters. Music has the power to heal so please come out to hear us soon and keep the Zimmermann family in your thoughts and prayers.
Dear friends and family,
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that my wife Candice has passed away at the age of 38. She suffered a spontaneous coronary artery dissection on Thursday night which caused a heart attack, and despite her best efforts to survive, she died on Saturday in the early evening. Caroline (age 5), Molly (age 2) and I will miss her more than I can express right now.
I am surrounded by all of our immediate family and many loving friends. There will be services for Candice here in Nashville soon, and when those plans are finalized I will post details here. In the meantime, your prayers and condolences are greatly appreciated.