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A few word from our Presidents
Symphony Board President
Dear Friends of the Symphony,
Another exciting Symphony Season is coming and we look forward with anticipation to the selections that Maestro Lohss and the Music Committee have chosen for this year.
As you may or may not know, sometimes a choice of music depends on the cost and availability of the music selected. We all like to hear pieces from Broadway hits and themes of films that we remember and love. The cost of the music, however, may be prohibitive. It is not unusual for one copy of a piece of music under copyright law to cost several hundred dollars. Multiply that times 40 + musicians and the score for the conductor and you run into thousands of dollars for one song.
Most of the music the Symphony Orchestra plays comes from free libraries or other sources that do not require large payments. While we would like to present the show tunes and pop pieces that people like to hear, we cannot justify using a large amount of our budget on music alone.
In the meantime, remember that many of the beautiful melodies we hear come from composers from the 18th and 19th centuries, think of Debussy’s Clair de Lune, Handel’s Messiah, wonderful composers like Mozart, Mendelssohn and Ravel, and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite! When we walk out of the theatre and are humming the melodies we just heard we know that the right ones have been selected.
We thank you, our patrons, for coming to the Symphony to hear all kinds of wonderful music. We will continue to bring our best to you.
President, Board of Directors
Symphony League President
Maye L. Liebeck
The Solano Symphony League volunteers welcome you to another season of orchestral music that can raise our spirits and be a delight for all ages!
The raffle baskets at each concert are sponsored by the League and specially planned and prepared for our.symphony attendees --- all proceeds from League Raffles go .to the Solano Symphony Orchestra.
We welcome your support!
Maye L. Liebeck
Board of Directors
Music Director and Conductor: Semyon Lohss
President: MaryAnne Jordan
Treasurer: Judi Booe
Secretary: Dorothy Bench
Vice President/Fund Raising: Judy Knight
Vice President/Music: Richard Hales
Vice President/Operations: Ted Kolda
Vice President/Publicity: Gayl Sloan Davis
Directors: Pat Broschard
Ex-Officio Members: Kathleen LaPlante
Legal Consultation: Wayne A. Knight
Past Presidents: Debbie Hayward, 1998-2013
Ray Schoch, 1997-1998
Judy Knight, 1994-1997
Bob Chan, 1991-1994
Scott Sheldon, 1988-1991
Tom Clark, 1987-1988
President: Maye Liebeck
Vice President: Dorothy Bench
2nd Vice President: JoAnne Rhodes
Secretary: Dorothy Bench, Acting
Treasurer: Caroline Elvrum
Active Members: Buff Fleming
Sustaining Members: Terryl Buntrock