Friends of the Philharmonic
Purpose of the Friends of the Philharmonic
The purpose of the Friends of the Philharmonic Orchestra shall be to maintain and create interest in and support for the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra and to attract funds that will allow the Phiilharmonic and its affiliated activities to grow and be successful.
The generous donations of our “Friends of the Philharmonic ” make it possible for us to fund student scholarships to orchestra members. Last year, over $36,000 in scholarships were given to deserving students. With your help, we will continue to bring outstanding classical music to the Fredericksburg community!
The 2010-2011 season is here and we are excited about the new opportunities and new musical challenges for the orchestra. Last year, we hosted Lynda Carter in our annual April Celebrity Series, and this year the orchestra will perform with Caressa Cameron! With each performance, Dodd Auditorium is filled with audiences expecting to hear the highest level of musical performance – and they are not dissapointed.
The Friends of the Orchestra have grown to an all-time high – over 250 strong. Through the expanding Outreach program (like Fiddlestix) new audiences heard the musical talents of Orchestra members. In 2007-08 alone, Friends provided over $26,000 to students in the form of scholarships! Few orchestras in the region can boast of such accomplishments.
The 2010-2011 Orchestra season also brings new goals for Friends – increasing the number of Friends at all levels, and the desire to reach more local audiences who will delight in outstanding symphonic music.
As music programs around the country are being eliminated, Fredericksburg is indeed fortunate to have an Orchestra of such high quality to inspire and entertain us all. To our established Friends, thank you for your continued support. To our new Friends, we appreciate your commitment to music and to the region. Your donation to Friends directly funds student scholarships and helps maintain a high standard of excellence.
See you at the concerts!
Friends of the Orchestra Membership Categories & Benefits
- CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE donation $1,000 or more
- SPONSOR donation $ 500 – $ 999
- PATRON donation $ 250 – $ 499
- DONOR donation $ 100 – $249
Join the Friends of the Orchestra
To become a “Friend of the Orchestra”, send your tax-deductible contribution, along with your name (as you would like it to appear in concert programs), and address to:
Friends of the Orchestra – University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401-5300
Purchase tickets by calling 540-654-1012. Tickets will also available at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 540-373-1776.
Please contact Michael Morley for more information.
or call 540-654-1012.
Dr. Kevin P. Bartram & Conrad Warlick
Conductor and Chair, Friends of the Orchestra