Non-Profit Volunteer Orchestra Gears up for First Performance Since Pandemic
The ETSO received a $10,000 donation from Dr. Brian Dickenson of Animal Medical Professionals as the non-profit organization restarts its annual Independence Day Concert on July 1 with performance times to be announced. The Collegedale-based, all-volunteer symphonic orchestra will resume its yearly outdoor performances at The Commons located at Swinyar Drive in Collegedale. The family-friendly event is free to the public and will be the orchestra’s first event since the COVID pandemic.
Mathew Miller, executive director of the ETSO, says the organization is thankful to the numerous donors and supporters that help the orchestra fulfill its commitment to community. Miller says sponsors for the upcoming Independence Day Concert are encouraged as East Tennessee residents begin gathering again safely.
“We are excited and honored to be able to reunite the Collegedale and neighboring communities through music after being apart for the past year,” says Miller. “Our volunteer musicians have missed having the opportunity to perform for the public and so we look forward to the camaraderie and hope that this event — done safely — will serve as a great reunion for us all.”
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