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A Letter from the President | November 2016


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Dear Friends,

As the fall air grows crisper and the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, we’re grateful for everything that makes Greater Cincinnati such a vibrant region. This is why we selected “Home” as a theme for our One City, One Symphony program on November 25 and 26. Especially if you’re visiting the Queen City, I encourage you to go out and explore. Dine at one of the amazing restaurants, visit The Banks, stop by Findlay Market or spend some time in the region’s many parks. Cincinnati continues to experience a renaissance, fostering creativity, innovation and progress, and the enormous success this region is experiencing is certainly reflected in the Orchestra.

In the wake of recent orchestra work stoppages in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, just last month The New York Times noted that, in contrast, the CSO has “had a successful recent fund-raising campaign, is adding musicians to its roster at a moment when many ensembles are shrinking.”

We wouldn’t be in the strong position we’re in without tremendous support from throughout the community, including our audiences, donors, sponsors, civic and business leaders, educators and partners. We also wouldn’t be in the strong position we’re in without the collaborative spirit of our musicians, staff, artistic leadership and Board members that defines the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops.

Thank you for staying with us through this transition—for continuing to support the Orchestra during our “home away from home” season—and thank you for inspiring us.

Sincerely,


Trey Devey