New initiatives, five-year plan for Georgia’s Albany Symphony

Posted on: August 15, 2016

The 2016-17 season of Georgia’s Albany Symphony Orchestra season will open on November 12, “a little later than normal, as the organization starts implementing a five-year [strategic] plan to get funding lined up ahead of the concerts,” writes Jim Hendricks in Saturday’s (8/13) Albany Herald (Georgia). “ ‘We’ll have the three major concerts and then LinkUp, which is for school children, and two (chamber concerts) on Sundays,’ said Mari Wright, executive director for the symphony…. Last year, adult general admission tickets for individual concerts were $35 and had assigned seating. This year the general admission tickets [$25 for adults and $10 for children and students] are good for any seat except those in the reserved seating areas…. [Music Director Claire Fox] Hillard said the symphony also will reach out to area communities … the March 25-26 performances … in Tifton will feature vocalists with the Albany Chorale, the Southwest Civic Chorus of Americus and choral groups with Albany State University, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton and Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus…. ‘We’re invigorated,’ Wright said. ‘We have a lot of great new things happening.’ ” 

Posted August 15, 2016