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|Nassau Music Society presents cheque to the Bahamas Concert Orchestra|
|Tuesday, 20 May 2008 08:12|
The Nassau Music Society, represented by President Patrick Thomson (right, centre) and Linda Thomson (left, centre), present Director and Conductor of the Bahamas Concert Orchestra Jo Anne Connaughton, with a cheque for $2,000 to help with the expenses of running the two orchestras that she directs, on May 18, 2008.
Around them are members of the junior or apprentice orchestra, which number around 45 players, who range in age from four years old. The senior orchestra has 60 players.
The Nassau Music Society, is financially sponsored by SG Hambros, Royal/Fidelity, Pictet Bank and Trust and RoyalStar Assurance, and its representatives said they are very excited about the revival of the Bahamas Concert Orchestras, senior and junior, and hope to be able to incorporate them into their annual programme of concerts during the coming seasons.
"It is wonderful to see kids at such a young age taking part in playing classical music and hopefully if more children become involved in activities such as music, some of the problems that the school system appears to be experiencing will diminish," Mr. Thomson said. "We
support Jo Anne and the Orchestra wholeheartedly. We are trying to arrange for them to play with a pianist and cellist from Europe next April or May."
He added: "The Nassau Music Society is also in the process of awarding a scholarship from the Nassau Music Society Foundation and the winner will be announced at the beginning of June, 2008, by the Lyford Cay Foundation, who administers the scholarship fund."
(Photo: Eric Rose)
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