A huge THANK YOU to all of you who donated to our Pass The Hat fundraiser at the November Asheville Symphony concert!
We raised more than $15,400 for the Guild’s Music in the Schools Program. You all are the reason we are able to bring classical music to all the second-, third- and fourth-grade students in Buncombe County and Asheville City Schools.
Thank you to the hard-working Pass-The-Hat committee and to all of you for your generosity and support.
Pictured: Asheville Symphony musicians demonstrate their instruments to students during a Music in the Schools event.
Fine Feasts Ahead
Have you attended a Musical Feast yet this season? These fantastic events are a key way that the Guild raises money to support the Symphony. We’ve got plenty of unique feasts lined up for the second half of the season and we invite you to join us!
Painting with a Twist
Bring some friends and spend an afternoon learning to paint with Erin Schmidt. She will provide step-by-step instructions, as participants enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in a fun afternoon with friends!
Great Guild Programs
January 17: Marketing the Music
Mary Ellen Dendy, who is part of the marketing team of the Symphony and who creates the Guild’s e-blasts, will talk about what is involved in marketing the events and programs of the Asheville Symphony — from producing brochures and posters to creating videos with Maestro Butorac (like the one below).
February 21: Conducting – The Art of Persuasion, Commanding the Invisible Instrument
Dr. Melodie Galloway, UNCA professor and head of the university’s music department, will offer insights into the art of conducting. She should know — she is the music director of the Asheville Choral Society and has conducted at Carnegie Hall and performed at the White House!
Programs are held at the Asheville Symphony Office, 27 College Place, Asheville, NC 28801. Refreshments are served at 10 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m.