Concert season postponed
While all of us desperately miss performing for you and eagerly anticipate the day when we can come together to make beautiful music once again, that day, unfortunately, has not yet arrived. Live concerts require audience members and musicians alike to sit in close proximity with one another for a prolonged period of time. Out of an abundance of caution for the health of our musicians and audience members, and in order to comply with the restrictions on large gatherings, the Board of Directors of the Rome Symphony Orchestra has decided to postpone our June 13 “Moonlight Cabaret” concert.
Like all arts organizations across the United States, the Rome Symphony Orchestra has been adversely affected by the Coronavirus, having to cancel or postpone several concerts and a major fundraising event. Since we had to postpone our March concert just two days before the concert, as a show of good faith and solidarity for the coming financial crisis facing all artists, we paid our musicians, guest soloist, and choir director, spending over $10,000 for a concert that did not happen. Unknown to most of our audience members is that every Rome Symphony Orchestra concert costs tens of thousands of dollars to present. In addition to the concert costs we also have salaries, rent, insurance, and all of the other overhead costs associated with running a nonprofit organization.
I know that we have all been affected by this pandemic in different ways, and many have suffered financially. I respectfully and humbly ask that you consider donating to the Rome Symphony Orchestra to help us weather this storm. We hope to come out of this stronger than ever, and to be able to once again fill your lives with music as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Oldest Symphony in the South, but we are going to need some help to get there. Thank you for your consideration.
Donations may be made securely online by clicking HERE or by mailing a check to Post Office Box 533, Rome, GA 30162-0533.