Written by Phil Cerroni
For 22 years the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) has been presenting the highest quality artistic symphonic programing for the Irving community. Each year the symphony must work to raise the funds to provide this exceptional programming. The LCSO Annual Fund exists to bridge the gap between earned income and expenses. Ticket sales provide only a part of the income that it takes to bring a professional orchestra to our community. Through the LCSO’s Annual Fund donors are able to make a positive impact on the community and enrich the lives of thousands of Irving residents each year. By supporting the LCSO through a tax deductible charitable donation, donors help sustain the musical artistry of this magnificent ensemble while gaining an inside perspective that brings the community closer to the music and the artists.
The Annual Fund support for the LCSO allows for international artists of such esteem reputation as Paul Silverthorne, principal violist of the London Symphony Orchestra; Daniel del Pino, renowned Spanish pianist; Jan Jiracek, Cliburn Competition winner to name a few.
Other programs the LCSO is able to offer through contributions to the Annual Fund are a tuition – free youth orchestra, the LSYO; Young People’s Concerts, bringing over 3000 elementary students to a fully professional concert giving these students a rare opportunity to see a live symphonic performance; Conversations in Music, a program that provides shut-in seniors of retirement communities, elementary schools in the Irving Independent School district, and summer children’s programs the opportunity to engage in a live performance of a small ensemble from the LCSO; and Kidsnotes, a program designed for preschool children that brings a musician from the LCSO, a story hour, and an instrument petting zoo to young people to inspire and create interest in music and the arts.
Through this Annual Campaign, LCSO strives to reach a goal that will allow the orchestra to help inspire music lovers along with new and future patrons. This ensures that outstanding regional musicians have an outlet for their exceptional craft, encourages young musicians, and provides a human connection to the arts that comes from the experience of music.
To make a contribution to the LCSO’s Annual Fund Campaign, visit the LCSO website at www.lascolinassymphony.org or call 972-252-4800.
Source: Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra