Hendersonville Symphony gets education grant

Posted on: March 15, 2010

Sunday’s (3/14) Times-News (Blue Ridge, North Carolina) reports, “The Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a grant of $4,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant, says D. Eugene Hamme, president of the Symphony Board of Directors, will be used to offer free classical concerts to all third and sixth grade students in Henderson County. These concerts, scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Blue Ridge Community College Conference Hall, are presented with collaboration and support from the Henderson County Public Schools. The concerts provide students with a live classical orchestral experience not available in the schools. This will be the 14th year that the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra has presented school concerts, which will serve over 2,000 students. … In addition to the school concerts, the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra’s youth programs include two youth orchestras, a yearly Young Artist Competition open to high school music students and a summer Strings Camp.”

Posted March 15, 2010