President’s Message

Ron Reisner, President, WHSO

Dear symphony supporter,

Our 12th Season is ambitious for our musicians and organization. Our sound has never been better and the musicians are enthusiastic about our challenging repertoire.
This season we are providing more of a multi-cultural approach to reflect the history and current diversity of our West Hartford community. Other West Hartford non-profit arts organizations, civil and business leaders, and general volunteers are working both behind the scenes and at our concerts, interacting to give our performance series and our audience a true sense of how classical music, local arts organizations and a community can create inspiring and enjoyable experiences.

The WHSO strives to involve and be involved with the community. In addition to our season’s subscription series, the WHSO is expanding this theme and providing it to two other audiences. First, we are very proud to be continuing our annual and extremely successful Children’s Concert for all of West Hartford’s third graders in public schools, as well as Solomon Schechter and Montessori Schools. Second, our encore presentation of the Spring Classical Concert, Ellis Island – New World Concert, will be presented as part of the Greater Middletown Concert Association’s Classical Concert and Opera 2013-2014 Series.

In order to continue to offer these programs the WHSO needs your help. While the WHSO musicians and Board of Directors donate their time, there are unfortunately many other costs involved. Concert hall rentals, music rentals, publicity costs and numerous other operating expenses quickly add up, and while ticket revenue defrays a portion of these costs, the majority of our operating budget comes from individual donations and program ads.

I respectfully ask that you please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the WHSO. Any contribution, large or small, is much appreciated and can be initiated through the above link, via standard mail or at our concerts.

With the continued generosity, volunteer support and concert attendance of music lovers, like you, the WHSO can continue to bring live orchestral concerts and outreach programs to our community.

Thanks for your support.

Ron Reisner

West Hartford Symphony Orchestra