We are thrilled to be living our mission of sharing the joy, hope, and community of making music.

I’m hoping that this December you’ll join me in making an end-of-year donation to the SSO. Making a donation ahead of December 31st gives you a chance to maximize the tax benefits of donating, but more importantly, that donation goes directly to something you love.

On top of the joy of giving to something you’re passionate about, your gift this season is matched by the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation.

Thanks to the exceptional generosity of the Remai Foundation, your donation has double the impact. This helps the SSO focus on some important initiatives:

Investing in our Programming, Musicians, and Staff
While we’re proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in the last few challenging seasons, it’s important that we make additional financial investments in our musicians and staff, both in the current, and upcoming seasons.

Relaunching the Link Up Music Literacy Program
The Carnegie Hall Foundation’s Link Up music literacy program focuses on giving students in Grades 3 to 5 a leg up in their own musical education. On top of providing the curriculum and materials to classrooms, students get to play along with the SSO for an end-of-season concert.

Creating Opportunities for Youth to Engage with the SSO
Did you know that you can make a donation towards providing free tickets to students?
The next generation of music lovers are ready to come to the Symphony, and we want to make it accessible for them.

Investing in Instruments
Did you know that a gong is called a Tam Tam? Well, we need a new Tam Tam! Our percussionists have picked out a new Tam Tam that would be a huge asset to the SSO, and we’d love to get it for them. It will give a new depth to their sound.

Help Us with Streaming
Being able to live stream has created unprecedented accessibility to our programming. We need a new computer to operate the streaming system. We also need to replace two cameras that have more than served their time. Did you know that the musicians are paid an additional fee for the concerts we film? It’s a great investment in our entire organization!

Commissioning New Music for Your Orchestra
We have a number of commissions in the works with some exceptional composers who are thrilled to work with your SSO. A commission can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $25,000.

We have an ambitious vision for the future of the SSO, and we really need your help. Pre-pandemic we were able to heavily rely on ticket sales to make up 50% of our operating revenues. With in-person audiences slow to return to live arts we are relying on your support now more than ever to keep growing.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season with the people you love, filled with quality time, moments to reflect, celebrations of joy, and lots of great music.

Mark Turner, CEO

Thanks to the generosity of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation your gift this season is doubled!