Make Music More
Over the last few years, the SSO has learned how to turn resiliency into creativity and success. The COVID-19 pandemic has given us a number of unique challenges to adjust to. We’re excited to reimagine the possibilities and turn a challenge into a year of one-of-a-kind opportunities.
But for us to keep our community of music going, we’ll need to rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us maneuver through our 90th season. The impact the pandemic has had on concerts is truly remarkable – single ticket sales will be almost non-existant, and while our new Digital Concert Stream will allow more people to access an SSO concert it does not generate the same revenues that we’d normally see from ticket sales. We’re being extremely cautious to ensure the health and safety of all our musicians and patrons, and for the health and safety of the organization as well.
We’ll be announcing a new fundraising campaign in the fall of 2020 to help us turn this challenging year into a year of opportunities!
The SSO has seen an era of remarkable organizational health thanks to the support of its donors and patrons. Over the last few weeks, the administrative team have put into place measures and plans that allow the organization to survive this extremely difficult time.
Our goal of $400,000, by May 31st 2021, allows the SSO to remain health and absorb the financial impact – our goal is to ensure that our musicians, our patrons, and our community have a strong vibrant organization for generations to come.
The SSO has grown strong through some very difficult times in the past, but the most difficult of all is not being able to share our music with you during this time when music can remind you of the great things that can be accomplished when we come together to work as one.