San Angelo Symphony
Spirit of Christmas Gifts
The holiday season is the perfect time to show those around you how much you care. The gifts suggested here can be given on behalf of or in memory of someone special this season. In return, the Symphony will send a holiday card illustrating your thoughtful gift to anyone you wish to recognize and will place an acknowledgment of patronage in the season program and on the Symphony website.
We are thankful for your continued support and wish you a very blessed holiday season! Please call the Symphony Office (325) 658-5877 for more information.
Stocking Stuffer Gift $100: Become a “Friend” of the Symphony and help bring great cultural events to our City.
Toy Maker Gift $200: Become a "Friend of the Maestro" and assist in presenting excellent live orchestral music performed by renowned musicians.
Frosty the Snowman Gift $300: Each and every year, our season donors are a major key to the San Angelo Symphony's success. By becoming a "Friend of the Season", you will help ensure that the music in our concert hall and the magic of our outreach programs continues to thrive in teh Concho Valley.
Snowflake Gift $500: The San Angelo Symphony is one of approximately 400 professional orchestras with paid musicians in the United States. Between 60 and 75 performing artists make up the orchestra at any given time and include musicians from Bulgaria, Columbia, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Russia, Panama and the United States. Between eight and ten orchestra members are university music professors at the top of their fields and many others are music teachers and music students. Individual musicians come to the orchestra from interesting backgrounds. With the cost of transportation, lodging and performance fees rising, becoming an “Orchestra Member Sponsor” is vital to our continued success and you would receive recognition in the season program and on the Symphony’s website.
Rudolph’s Gift $1000: The San Angelo Symphony has gained recognition for featuring world renowned guest artists during our regular concert season and during our special non-subscription events, such as the July Pops Concert. The Symphony hosted the Texas premiere of Joan Tower’s Made in America in 2005, a piece that eventually won three Grammy awards as well as the central time zone premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning American Composer Joseph Schwantner’s Chasing Light in 2008. In March 2012, the Symphony hosted the Texas premiere of a performance by harpist Angel Padilla of Concerto for Harp and Strings by Eduardo Angulo. Finally, in March 2016, the Symphony is proud to welcome the 2013 Van Cliburn Silver winner, Sean Chen, as he performs Gershwin’s Concerto in F with the orchestra. These events give the San Angelo Symphony more wide-spread exposure and allow the orchestra a different means of supporting the arts by supporting the artist. By becoming a “Guest Artist Co-Sponsor”, you would greatly aid the Symphony’s guest artist program and you would receive recognition in the season program and on the Symphony’s website.
Santa's Sleigh $2500: Over the years, the Symphonyhas gained recognition for creating successful education and community programs and we continue to evaluate and improve them from year to year. In addition to our foundation of long-term programs, we continually seek to provide new and varied musical programming to appeal to diverse audiences. In that same spirit, we use innovative fundraising ideas to not only help support the Symphony’s programming, but to expand audiences at the same time. Our success hinges on our ability to properly create, market, expand and spotlight our concert season. While the Symphony is fortunate to have the backing of several generous major donors, even they are only able to provide partial support for each concert. By making the decision to become more deeply involved as a “Concert Co-Sponsor”, you are ensuring that your impact within the Symphony is worthwhile and lasting.
2016-2017 Spirit of Christmas Gifts
Kent & Janis Amacker in honor of Elaine Amacker Bridges
The Bennie Family Fund
John Duncan in honor of Elaine Amacker Bridges
Frosty the Snowman
Dr. & Mrs. William and Randi Buche
Stribling Funding Co.
John R. Graham
Paul Horne Co.
Patti K. Towler