Burlington businessman’s passion for music and giving

Posted on: November 30, 2010

In Sunday’s (11/28) Burlington Free Press (Vermont), Candace Page writes, “John Canning’s feet, clad in sandals despite the sleet outside, bounced on the floor as he talked about the arts marathon that had been his weekend: He had bought and delivered 30 scores to Vermont Youth Orchestra players, attended an orchestra fundraiser, taken a gaggle of visiting musicians out to dinner and attended a final rehearsal of Lyric Theater’s Peter Pan. At his day job, Canning, 47, is co-founder and president of Physician’s Computer Company, a growing software firm serving pediatricians’ offices around the country. When he’s not at work, he is immersed in the world of music, whether it is attending concerts or fetching coffee for musicians during recording sessions. … His firm was barely born when it made its first donation in 1983, $100 to the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Today, the company gives $30,000 to $50,000 a year to charitable causes, most of them arts-related. They include the VSO, the Vermont Youth Orchestra, the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival and Lyric Theater. … ‘I support the arts because the arts have made Burlington a great place to live,’ he said.”

Posted November 30, 2010