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Meridian Symphony Association thanks donors

Yesterday during a luncheon at Citizen’s National Bank, the Meridian Symphony Association thanked all its donors for their support.

“We want to thank our benefactors; they do such a great job. We obviously could not have a symphony program without the funding. All the people here in one way or another have given their money or their talents and have shared with us in order to keep the symphony going,” said Valerie Bishop, the president of the Meridian Symphony Association.

The donors who were present at the luncheon have donated at least $1,000 to the Meridian Symphony Association.

“It’s a great organization. It’s a well- run organization. It gives back to the community in so many different ways. To see these little kids that were playing the violin, and the lessons that they take, the Link Up education that the symphony does, all of that is part of the infrastructure in the community that makes it a better place. As a community bank, that’s really important to us,” said Archie McDonnell, CEO of Citizen’s National Bank, one of the association’s donors.

The luncheon also served as a preview to the symphony’s upcoming season which starts this Saturday.

“What we’ll be doing is presenting some of the most well-known and popular pieces with some really exciting guest artists, as well as a few surprises, and some things that might not have been heard of before but will be liked. We’ll be in the Riley Center a total of six times, with a wide range of concerts: family concerts, pop concerts, holiday concerts, and classical concerts,” said Peter Rubardt, the music director for the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.

For more information about ticket prices and concert times, contact the MSU Riley Center.


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