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May 29, 2007 > NUMMI Presents Big Check to Fremont Symphony

NUMMI Presents Big Check to Fremont Symphony

Funds support free annual Children's Concerts

Submitted By David Sloss

NUMMI Community Relations Manager Lance Tomasu presented a Big Check for $1500 to Fremont Symphony President Jean Louie, Board officers and Music Director David Sloss at a reception following the Pops Concert on May 12. The concert closed the orchestra's 43rd season. The NUMMI grant supports four free Children's Concerts for 4th to 6th grade students, presented this season on March 29 and 30, 2007. Over four thousand children from Fremont, Newark, Union City and Milpitas school districts attended the concerts with their elementary school classes as a weekday field trip.

The hour-long concerts, held at Ohlone College in Fremont and at Milpitas High School, introduce children to the symphony orchestra and to basic musical concepts through a live performance of the full orchestra, narrated by Conductor David Sloss. The concert program includes classical orchestral music plus a performance of fully orchestrated melodies by Young Composer Competition winners. Winners of the orchestra's annual Young Artist Competition also perform solos with the orchestra.

The artistic level of Fremont Symphony Orchestra musicians is at an all-time high, and the orchestra enjoys growing recognition as one of the leading regional ensembles in the Bay Area. For information about the Fremont Symphony Orchestra's 44th season, call (510) 794-1659 or visit www.fremontsymphony.org and request a season brochure.

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