I was gratified to read Jim Jenkins’ Sept. 17 column “ The Spirits of the symphony.” Jenkins eloquently put into words what so many of us feel about the state treasure that is our North Carolina Symphony.
The North Carolina Symphony has been a part of my life since I experienced an education concert as an elementary student in Craven County. Now as board chair, it is my honor to help advance the symphony’s dual mission of statewide service and music education.
The North Carolina Symphony has been part of our state’s cultural DNA for more than 80 years. If we get in a room full of leaders in North Carolina, and we ask the question, “Are you a Symphony Kid?” most hands in the room go up. Today, we continue that tradition of educating millions of children across the state and helping to build the future leaders of North Carolina.
All of us who are connected with the North Carolina Symphony – President & CEO Sandi Macdonald, Music Director Grant Llewellyn, our incomparable musicians, our trustees and our staff – honor our past and are committed to helping to grow the state of North Carolina through great music.
Chair, North Carolina Symphony Society