VALLEJO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 568 Vallejo CA 94590 USA

Mission:
Target demographics: 5 to 105

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the Executive Director of the Vallejo Convention and Visitors Bureau I am fortunate to attend many of the events presented by our members. I have worked for the Vallejo CVB for seven years and during my first few years, while helping to promote and support the Vallejo Symphony I had not attended one of their concerts thinking that I am not a huge fan of classical music. Well about four years ago, I decided it was time for me to see what friends and other members were saying when the claimed that if I just attend one of their performances that I would become a fan,
I discoverd they were absolutely right and I have been a huge promoter and a financial supporter too, ever since. The orchestra is superb and it does not matter that you are not lover of the classics but that you allow the music to let you escape from the hectic everyday world and enjoy the experience of a live symphony. And the Maestro David Ramadanoff's pre-concert sessions and his interesting remarks prior to the program enlighten and educate the performances. I as well as the community of Vallejo are so lucky that we have symphony orchestra since 1932 and I continually remind people of this fact and that if they just experience one concert that they will be back time after time to enjoy this talented orchestra.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

By attending many concerts as well as fundraisers to support this community asset for the city of Vallejo.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Present a few more programs that are more familiar with the general public and offer senior ticket pricing.

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Vallejo Symphony was formed in 1931 as community orchestra and became a professional orchestra in 1983. During its professional era it has executed its mission of taking music to school age children and making fine,live music accessible to senior citizens through deep ticket discounting, as well as providing personal appearances by its many talented musicians. The Vallejo Symphony has several community partners that include a high school, recycling program, local merchants, and several media sponsors. The Symphony enjoys the respect of the greater San Francisco Bay Area music community and patronage from individuals throughout the region.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When we've gone into as many a twenty schools per year to present musical programs. The number of senior center members attending concerts has gone up, as well as the number of families attending concerts.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We are in the process of presenting ourselves on other platforms...concerts are rebroadcast on local radio/internet, but we need to move to local TV, and possibly other venues.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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