November 1, 2018: The Salisbury Symphony today announced the start of their “Annual End-of-Year Fund Drive” to support Symphony programs in the 2018-19 year, with a stated goal of $100,000. This year’s Fund Drive will be led by newly retired Chief District Court Judge Frank Montgomery, who has just moved back to Salisbury. Montgomery has the distinction of being a member of the Symphony Board in 1974 when the organization’s original incorporation papers were filed with the State.
“We have always had to raise some 40% of our budget from donations from our community,” says Executive Director Bill Bucher, “and we thought it might be an advantage to set aside a time each year where we not only do the bulk of our annual fundraising, but take the opportunity to remind the public of the many great musical programs sponsored by the Symphony.”
The Fall is always a busy time for the Symphony, and this year is no exception. “Jazz Night” is planned for November 10th at Varick Auditorium on the Livingstone College campus, and of course, the “Nutcracker” Ballet, a performance of the Piedmont Dance Theatre in partnership with the Salisbury Symphony, returns each December to delight young and old alike (this year it will be presented December 15th and 16th at Keppel Auditorium).
The Spring’s concert lineup includes a January event called “Stars,” programmed especially for families and children, a special performance in March by pianist Solomon Eichner, and a concert highlighting the music originating in the Appalachian Mountains featuring NC State Folk Music Award winner Matthew Weaver and his bluegrass band.
In addition, the Symphony’s education programs for school-age youth are in full swing, with after-school strings programs, a youth orchestra and an elementary-school miniconcert series all currently funded through the Salisbury Symphony.
The Salisbury Symphony is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
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