Sunday, November 02, 2008

Cincinnati Symphony to help raise money for Mason school

Paavo Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will perform a special fundraising concert for the Mason High School Orchestra Programs, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Mason Middle School.
"I am pleased that the CSO can help support band and orchestra programs because music education is very important to me and to the orchestra," said Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Paavo Järvi.
"I am always very energized by these performances in the community and the warm response for this world-class orchestra."
Proceeds from the Nov. 12 concert will help fund the Mason High School Symphony and Concert Orchestras' trip to the National Orchestra Cup on April 5, at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Only 12 high school orchestras from across the nation are selected annually for this honor.
"We are very excited that the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is performing a concert at our school. The opportunity for our students to hear a professional orchestra performance in an intimate setting is an experience they will never forget. We are thrilled that the CSO is reaching out to our community with this concert," said Stephanie Jones, orchestra director, Mason High School and Mason Middle School.
"CSO In Your School" is a new outreach program offered because of the symphony's commitment to the community and to music education. The symphony partners with a local school and performs a fundraising concert in support of its instrumental music programs.
The symphony seeks community partner schools with a worthy fundraising project, suitable performance space and parent/support organizations who can help subsidize the basic concert costs through sponsorship.
Tickets are available by contacting Trese Dvorsky at 513-777-3929 or
Prices are $10 for students and $20 for adults. A limited number of patron tickets will be sold for $100.
Patron tickets include preferred seating and admission to a special post-concert reception with Paavo Järvi.
Mason Middle School is located at 6370 Mason-Montgomery Road.

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