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December 17, 2008 > Fremont Symphony Awarded $10k Grant

Fremont Symphony Awarded $10k Grant

Submitted By Ann Millican

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra in Fremont has received a $10,000 grant from the East Bay Community Foundation to support its 2008-2009 season. According to General Manager Sue Rose, the grant will be used to present an evening concert series, the holiday Nutcracker Ballet with live orchestra, free annual Children's Concerts, the Young Artist Competition, Young Composers Competition and In-School Music Ensembles.

The Fremont Symphony also serves as the orchestra for Fremont Opera. "The artistic level of the 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," according to Music Director and Conductor David Sloss. "This grant from the East Bay Community Foundation gives us additional resources to sustain our artistic quality as well as to deliver a wide range of music programs to the community."

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1964 and annually serves up to 8,500 people in southern Alameda County and northern Santa Clara County. Jean Louie is President of the Board of Directors. For more than 75 years, the East Bay Community Foundation has connected donors with nonprofit organizations that work hard to make their communities exceptional places to live. For more information, visit www.eastbaycf.org or call (510) 836-3223.

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