Archive for January, 2011

Hello everyone, it’s been quiet some time since we’ve updated this blog!  Happy belated holidays and happy happy prosperous new 2011!  We are in the middle of the calm of yet another major snowstorm, so stay warm and safe, wherever you are!

Pam Brant, our Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations released great news to the press yesterday:  Symphony in C received prestigious state arts awards from New Jersey!  Here is what she wrote:


CAMDEN, NJ (January 26, 2011)Symphony in C has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts in recognition for the Symphony’s solid history of artistic excellence, substantial programming and broad public service, contributing to the quality of life for the residents of New Jersey.  State Arts Council leadership held an awards reception on January 25, 2011 in Trenton to recognize the importance of the work of Symphony in C.


In addition, Symphony in C was awarded the Citation of Excellence by the State Arts Council.  The Citation of Excellence is the State Art’s Council’s most prestigious mark of distinction, based on the grant application review and conferred upon Symphony in C for the duration of the grant period for which funding is received.


The New Jersey State Council on the Arts is a division of the NJ Department of State.  It receives funding in direct appropriations from the State of New Jersey through a dedicated Hotel/Motel Occupancy fee and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Since 1966, its volunteer members and professional staff have worked to improve the quality of life in New Jersey by helping the arts flourish.  For more information about the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, visit www.njartscouncil.org.


Symphony in C, formerly The Haddonfield Symphony, is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach and professional development programs.

How exciting, right?  And also, thank you for your nominations and votes for the Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards!  They are currently hard at work tallying the votes and the announcement of winners is supposed to be soon!

In more exciting news, Symphony in C is offering a clarinet masterclass with Anthony McGill, talented clarinetist of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.  While in town, Anthony has graciously agreed to work with young area musicians.  Clarinet students will have the chance to perform and receive feedback and constructive suggestions from one of the country’s finest clarinet virtuosos.

This even is free and open to the public.  Music lovers, young instrumental students and their families are warmly invited to attend.  Clarinetists wishing to perform should call the Symphony, or contact Phillip O’Banion at pobanion@symphonyinc.org

Our February 19th concert is fast approaching! Please take note of the program changes! Symphony in C will be playing Wagner: Siegfried: Forest murmurs, Schumann: Piano Concerto, Op. 54 (featuring Di Wu, piano) and Brahms: Symphony No. 3. Call our Box Office or order online – http://symphonyinc.org/performances/poetic-passion – for a ticket today!


Stay safe in this snow storm everyone!

–Aileen Rimando



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