On June 16, Georgia’s Savannah Philharmonic presented a donation of $4,500 to Savannah’s Memorial Health Foundation. Funds for the gift, made in honor of Memorial University Medical Center’s Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute, were raised at the Savannah Philharmonic’s April concert of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. “Music can have a profound effect on our health and wellbeing. Beyond the healing force of a Beethoven symphony, it is appropriate for us to make this donation to the Anderson Cancer Institute in a way that shows concertgoers that we are committed to making Savannah a better place to live,” said Savannah Philharmonic Artistic Director Peter Shannon at the check presentation ceremony. The Savannah Philharmonic Corporation, which was formed in August 2008, consists of a community-based auditioned chorus and a professional per-service symphony orchestra, which will present nine concerts during the 2010-11 season.
Posted June 21, 2010