By the end of the night, the audience had contributed $1,432 to support the continuation of the fine programs The Philharmonic provides to the community. With Board contributions, over $2,900 was raised through this holiday challenge. The community came together as a whole to support The Wisconsin Philharmonic and to keep the music playing in Waukesha County.
In addition to monetary donations, many people brought new toys to support the U.S. Marine’s Toys for Tots program. Three large bins were overflowing with toys that will surely bring joy to many children this season.
The audience challenge is part of The Philharmonic’
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The Wisconsin Philharmonic has dedicated over 60 years to bringing exceptional symphonic music and cultural experiences to Waukesha County and surrounding communities. As one of the most seasoned and successful orchestras in southeast Wisconsin, the organization presents five to six subscription concerts annually at various Waukesha County locations, including: Carroll University, the Oconomowoc Arts Center, and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. The Wisconsin Philharmonic, along with the Friends of Note, also facilitates educational opportunities and scholarship programs for students throughout the area.