President's Message

The West Hartford Symphony is proud to be performing our sweet 16th season! We have another exciting and original season planned. Since we are a community orchestra, I like to think we offer a casual, less expensive and more personal experience to enjoying classical music. Hopefully, our passion and dedication is as rewarding to you as it is for us to perform.

Over the last few years, our orchestra has been expanding our boundaries by performing larger scale orchestral works, bringing in talented soloists and premiering new music. We have also developed a scholarship for two of our volunteer musicians to take private lessons during our off-season. The last two years, your charitableness has allowed us to give three scholarships! We have been fortunate to have a very generous and supportive community.

In order for us to remain active another 16 years, I plead for your continued support in any way. We always have opportunities you can help us with.

•    Spread the word about our events.
•    Become a volunteer
•    Ask a local business owner if they would like to buy an ad in the program you're reading.

For those who are able, we continue to seek donations at our scholarship booth. In return, we can offer a small souvenir as a token of our appreciation. We also are always thankful for any financial assistance provided in the form of donation, grant or advertisement. This is what covers all of our operating costs and goes a long way in keeping the WHSO one of the top rated community orchestras in the country.

There are big things in store this season and we are already planning next season as well. I am so energized and excited, not just as a musician, but as a lover of classical music. More than ever, we look forward to sixteen more years, but cannot succeed without you.

This season will be especially bitter-sweet as I announce my swan song as both President and Principal Percussionist. I will definitely miss the camaraderie between our very active Board of Directors, steadfast volunteers and musicians, our community's leaders, advertisers and donors, and most of all, you. However, I take pride in helping to continue the perseverance of such a great organization and the pride it brings to our community. I encourage all of you to get involved. 

God bless.