Message from the President

Dear Guild Members,

The Guild is a volunteer group of women and gentlemen who believe that live, classical music is extremely important and beneficial to our community. Through our volunteer projects and our fundraising events we have raised over three million dollars for the Greenville Symphony orchestra since the Guild began over 60 years ago in 1958.

Our 41st Tour of Homes, “Eastside Elegance”, will take place October 4-6, 2019 within the Claremont neighborhood and Roper Mountain Road area.

We will host our Winter Gala during the month of March, 2020. This will be an elegant evening full of fun and entertainment!

The Guild strongly supports the GSO’s educational outreach programs which include the Lollipops Concerts presented by BMW, Once Upon an Orchestra, a collaboration between the South Carolina Children’s Theatre and the GSO, and the Children’s Concerts presented by Michelin. These free programs present live orchestra music to over 4000 children.

Another major component of the Guild is the preparation of dinner for the musicians between double rehearsals. Last year we served approximately 750 meals and the musicians are always very appreciative!

A favorite of members is the Concert Preview series where the Maestro presents his insights about the upcoming performance. Often he is joined by the featured Guest Artist which is always a treat!

Guild membership not only helps support great music within our community, but also provides an opportunity to meet interesting people and make lasting friendships. We all believe in the value and cultural importance of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra. I invite you to join us and volunteer your time and talents to our treasure, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.

           

Alexandra Harrison
Guild President