Music, at its core, is a language that connects us across boundaries of time, space and circumstances. It is this belief in the power of music to unite people and uplift communities that compelled me to serve as the president of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
The Greenville Symphony has always celebrated the relationship between the incredible work of our musicians and the audiences who are moved while listening, the students who grow while learning and the communities that are connected while experiencing it together.
In these times, that connection is more important than ever. That is why the Symphony quickly jumped into action, delivering powerful programming right to you through digital platforms. Musicians invited you into their own homes for intimate performances, music educators created online tutorials for students, and we celebrated riveting moments from the Symphony’s history by sharing the best of our archives.
We also committed to supporting the lifeblood of our organization: our musicians. They pour themselves into our community – bringing rousing performances to the concert hall, enhancing our children’s education through their instruction and lending their creativity to Greenville’s vibrant culture. Financially supporting them during this time allows them to continue to create and ensures they will return to the stage, classrooms, and communities across Greenville.
We are so grateful for the incredible response from you. Many patrons have donated the value of their tickets to canceled concerts. Sponsors of those concerts also affirmed their belief in the value of the Symphony by converting their sponsorship to a matching challenge. Generous individuals joined in. Thanks to them, the Greenville Symphony is empowered by a $50,000 matching challenge, which will match all individual gifts dollar-for-dollar through May 31.
The music will go on and your support now ensures the Greenville Symphony can continue to inspire and bring joy – now and when are all once again united.
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Already a fellow believer? You can make a gift today by visiting www.greenvillesymphony.org/donate.
Dan Adams, President
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Dan Adams currently serves as the president of the Greenville Symphony Association Board of Directors and is the president and CEO of The Capital Corporation.
- The GSO is 72 years old – it was established and performed its very first concert in 1948.
- The GSO performs 35 concerts per season.
- The GSO Education and Community Engagement Programming serves nearly 28,000 children and adults in the Upstate through more than 150 events, all at no cost to participants.
- The GSO draws more than 30,000 people to downtown Greenville every concert season – patrons dine in our restaurants, stay in our hotels and frequent our shops and businesses, resulting in a $2.8 million impact to our local economy.