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July 1, 2009 > Symphony receives support

Symphony receives support

The Alameda County Arts Commission awarded a $1,000 grant for general operating support to the Fremont Symphony Orchestra for its 2009-2010 season. The orchestra has received funding from the Artsfund since its inception in 1979.

Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty announced "The Fremont Symphony has delivered quality concerts and programs to Tri-City residents for years. I'm proud to have the orchestra in my district and glad that the Arts Commission is supporting them."

The Alameda County Arts Commission provides financial support to Alameda County nonprofit arts organizations for all art forms each year through the Alameda County Supervisors' Artsfund Grants Program. Support for the Grant Program is provided by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, citizen contributions to Alameda County's Artsfund when paying their property taxes, and by County employee contributions through the Foundation for the Arts in Alameda County.

New Fremont Symphony Board President Pauline Weaver was pleased with the news, "We are honored to receive this grant. Alameda County is an important government partner to the orchestra and has been for years. Grant funds are critical to our ability to offer programs to the public."

Fremont Symphony Orchestra programs include evening concerts, the holiday Nutcracker Ballet, free annual Children's Concerts, the Young Artist Competition and recitals. The orchestra brings classical music to over 8,000 adults and youth in southern Alameda County and northern Santa Clara County.

Information about the Fremont Symphony Orchestra and its upcoming 2009-2010 season is available by visiting the website www.fremontsymphony.org or calling (510) 794-1659.

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