Cambridge Symphony Orchestra


Project Name Making Our Symphony Sound
Grant Amount $10,000
Date of Grant December 1, 2014


Purpose of Investment

To support the local symphony orchestra and assist it in achieving its financial targets and a 10% increase in attendance next year.


Measurable Outcomes

1) “Making our Symphony Sound” requires that we achieve our financial target of raising $125,000 to cover orchestral costs for our 2014-2015 season. This will allow us to cover the operating costs of the orchestra, including our conductor, the musicians and guest soloists necessary to present enjoyable family oriented concerts of a very high standard, while still retaining our “pay as you can” policy.

2) The number of people attending CSO concerts this season will increase by 10% (additional 350) over last year.

3) Continue developing our youth initiatives which will include a) our school program to be presented at 4 different locations and attended by more than 300 pupils; b) twenty or more students who will join and perform with the youth orchestra this season c) a planned school concert involving the Cambridge Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO) that will be put on in May, 2015 at the Dunfield Theatre and will be attended by a full house of 500 Cambridge students.



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