Jan. 13, 2012
-- On December 6, at the start of The Wisconsin Philharmonic’
s annual Holiday concert, Executive Director Andrea Northrop challenged the audience. The Board of Directors had come together to pool their money and asked the audience to match their donations. If everyone in the audience were to give just $2, they would raise well over $1,000.
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’
s 2011 Individual Giving Campaign. If you would like to donate to keep the art of music playing in our communities, please call The Philharmonic office at 262-547-1858 or visit wisconsinphilharmonic.org.
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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.