Photograph by: Carrie Bass
The Music Foundation of Spartanburg
ince 1949, the Music Foundation of families who desire the opportunity to experience a
Spartanburg Inc., has presented the live orchestra concert. The Philharmonic captures
Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) in the musical imaginations of every generation in the
five to six Masterworks Concerts per season. community.
200 East St. John Street Concerts feature professional musicians performing “Community orchestras fuel local economies,
Spartanburg classical and pop programs under the baton of Sarah
864.948.9020 attract new business development and spark the
Ioannides, internationally recognized conductor and imaginations of our young people,” says Keysie
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm mother of three. Maddox, Executive Director. Music education of
www.SpartanburgPhilharmonic.org In keeping with the Philharmonic’s mission to the next generation will fuel future audiences.
provide quality music to the entire community, SPO This vision was piloted this year through the
also presents outreach programs and initiatives such Philharmonic’s partnership with the Carnegie Hall
as Music-Sandwiched-In, a free musical lunchtime Weill Music Institute. Area music students in grades
program at the library headquarters. Working 3-5 were provided free in-school music curriculums
through qualified agencies, Philharmonic Partners and more than 3,000 area music students will attend
provides free concert tickets to agency-identified and participate in a Youth Concert March 23.
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