Colorado Springs Philharmonic Guild monthly email newsletter September 2019
From the President
It is hard to believe that summer is over. It seems to me it didn’t get started till August and now comes the cool weather. Summer may be gone but your Philharmonic Guild has an exciting line up of fall Programs planned.
We kick off the season with a welcome reception at our home September the 18th at 5:30 pm. The program is entitled “The Music Among Us.” Sandy Tiemans, her husband, Aron Turner, and their daughter Mia, are providing the musical selections. Valet parking will be available.
As you may have heard, the Guild will not have a Winter Dinner this year. The Philharmonic Board is planning a special fundraiser for the Perlman concert in February. The Guild Board felt it was too much to have two big fundraisers so close together. The Guild will be having two smaller fundraisers during the year so as not to compete with the Philharmonic Board’s efforts. It is our hope that all Guild members will join in and support the Perlman fundraiser.
One of the Guild's fundraisers will be held in November. Several of the Guild members, who are also Maestro's Circle members, were privileged to have heard Wiley Skaret play the piano for us when we were in Columbia this April. Wiley’s father, Brian, is a Diplomat with the American Embassy in Columbia. Wiley will be playing in a piano competition in Arizona in November and has agreed to travel to Colorado Springs to put on two private performances, in Guild member homes. He is an extremely talented young man and we are privileged to have him come to Colorado Springs. You will hear more details about this at the September meeting.
The Philharmonic Board has invited a representative from the Guild Board to be a guest member, non-voting, at their board meeting for the 2019-20 season. I will be attending starting September the 20th. The Guild board will be looking at a reciprocal relationship at the September and October Boards meetings.
The Philharmonic Board will also be recognizing the the importance of the Guild and its contribution to the Philharmonic at five different concerts this year. This is a most gracious acknowledgement of the funds the Guild has provided the Philharmonic over the past two years.
I look forward to seeing all members and guests at the September meeting. This year we will continue to vary the times of the programs, the venues, and provide opportunities to listen to many forms of music that represent the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Last year was a great leap forward for the Guild. Let’s keep the tradition going this year by increasing the membership and becoming a true voice for the musical community of Colorado Springs!
Guild Board President
The Philharmonic presents- The Planets.
Buy Tickets. Shows are September 21 and 22.
New Guild Program Season kicks off next week.
The September program will be hosted by our President, Hope Mena, at her and husband Joe's lovely home on Wednesday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. As always, we are so appreciative of her generosity and ongoing support of the Guild programs. RSVP here for the September program. We continue to offer daytime and evening programs in an effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of the most members.
Join us Wednesday, October 16, 6 to 8 p.m. This is a special performance by Alex Da Costa, Philharmonic visiting guest artist. Da Costa will perform at Harvey House at Catalyst Campus.
November's program: TBA
We will have a holiday party on Tuesday, December 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Guild members will convene at The Deco Lounge at the Fine Arts Center. We will enjoy an evening of traditional Christmas music.
Click on the image to the left and meet our new Guild board.
A brief performance
Even though this video is nearly two years old, it gives you a glimpse, not only of the music that you will have the privilege to hear in November, but of the character of this young performer, Wiley Skaret.
Treasurer's Report: August 31, 2019
It's hot outside....but we are thinking