July 22, 2014
The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra is excited to embark on our 9th season of transforming the community through great symphonic music. Each year this mission is brought to life through the stories of those touched by our live performances and education opportunities. Here is a sampling of such stories:
“Thank you for the tickets from the educational grants. Our students would never get to hear a live performance of an orchestra without this opportunity.”
(Teacher attending a 2013 Student Concert)
“…This was the first symphony [concert] I have attended and it will not be the last. Watching a live symphony has changed my opinion of classical music.”
(Texas A&M Texarkana Student)
“The TSO is our portal to experiencing a full range of human emotions within the confines of a theatre. The music begs us to listen to a language where mere words would never suffice. It is this language that triggers a state of sorrow or perhaps the merriment of joy that touches us to the core of our beings. One could say, symphonic music is quite possibly the highest level of communication that mere mortals experience without a translator. The TSO enriches our souls while transporting us to a place where time, worries and pressures do not exist.”
(Mel and Steve Luebbert, TSO patrons)
Many in our community assume that annual ticket revenue alone covers the costs of producing such world-class performances and educational opportunities, but, in truth, only 18% of our $540,000 annual budget is covered through ticket revenues. This is why your gift of at least $50 to our Annual Fund is so important—your gift makes the above stories possible.
Please consider sustaining or increasing your contribution to TSO’s Annual Fund this year. Your support is vital to assisting the TSO in transforming individuals and our community through great symphonic music. Whether it’s purchasing music for the Youth Symphony; bringing professional string players to our community; providing K-12 students a once-in-a-lifetime, live symphonic concert experience; or underwriting world-class guest artists, every gift—no matter the size—transforms lives.
Again, thank you for your support in bringing great symphonic music to all of Texarkana!