Dear Valued Aiken Symphony Orchestra Patron:
In a year filled with uncertainty, your Aiken Symphony Orchestra feels fortunate to be looking towards 2021 with optimism and purpose.
When our 2020-2021 season had to be modified significantly and the possibility of live concerts seemed uncertain, many of you sent contributions to help us not only weather the storm but to also allow us to plan for the future. We are very grateful for these contributions and are pleased that we were able to host a chamber orchestra concert in October. It was wonderful to see several of our musicians and patrons again and know that we were able to safely present live symphonic music to our valued patrons.
We will, once again, present “Home for the Holidays” on Saturday, December 12 at 3:00pm. While this concert will be different from year’s past, we will celebrate the wonders of the holiday season in a manner that respects health mandates. New this year will be the option to purchase a “live stream” ticket which will allow interested patrons to view the concert live from their home.
We are already in the early planning stages of our 2021-2022 season so your support is more important than ever. Even in less eventful years, the sobering reality is that ticket sales alone cover less than half of the costs of running a professional symphony orchestra. In addition to costs associated with the concerts themselves, we are planning to increase our outreach efforts with our musicians in local schools as well as finding innovative ways to support our musicians while offering live music.
As a 501c3 organization, your generous donation is tax deductible so please help us ensure that the music plays on and donate today. On behalf of the Aiken Symphony Orchestra, other members of the Board of Directors, our musicians, and staff, thank you in advance for your generous donation and support.
Thomas Herlong, President