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A Summer Musicale
~ Skagit Symphony fundraiser to support Education Programs ~
August 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Home of Dick and Lavone Reim
Skagit City Studio and Gardens
18598 Skagit City Road
Mount Vernon, WA
|We would be extremely honored if you would join us for our annual Summer Musicale in the magnificent garden of Dick and Lavone Reim.
You will be treated to wonderful music, both classical and jazz, great food and delicious refreshments. This is all for a very special cause — the musical education of our Skagit Valley children.
To make this event even more special, we have a matching fund drive going on, so for every dollar that is raised, the Symphony will get another dollar.
Please join us and help us fulfill this very important mission of the Skagit Symphony.
The Summer Musicale is a fundraiser whose purpose is to ensure the continuation of the Skagit Symphony Youth Program, or School Concert, which was set in motion six years ago. Its mission is to expand the use of classical music as a teaching tool to encourage curiosity and interest not only in music, but also in history, geography and art.
Since its inception almost 9000 5th graders have attended a live concert at McIntyre Hall for which they were prepared by a coordinated effort between Symphony volunteers, classroom teachers and music specialists. The teaching tools include composer biographies, historical and geographical background information, pertinent art and listening links to the music. At the concert performed by the skilled volunteer orchestra, the conductor introduces the instruments and explains the music.
Since the School Concert’s inauguration the number of the Valley’s public school 5th graders has filled McIntyre Hall for two back to back concerts. With the number of students exceeding the number of available seats, school attendance has been assigned on a first come/first serve basis. The goal of the Symphony’s Youth Program is not only to ensure the future of the School Concert offered to the Valley’s public schools, but also to include those of the private, parochial and home schools. Extra funds must be raised to facilitate their attendance at a repeat performance on the Sunday following the School Concert. This performance at McIntyre Hall, known as the Family Concert, has been offered to children and families.
In addition to the usual costs of a Skagit Symphony performance, the School Concerts also incur the expenses of busing and substitute teaching. Funding for this has been provided by donations and fundraising efforts of dedicated volunteers. For the first time a matching fund of $10,000 has been offered to help secure the future of this culturally enriching program.
The 2013 Musicale will feature live performances by:
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