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December 24, 2008 > Fremont Symphony awarded grant

Fremont Symphony awarded grant

Funds Support Orchestra's Children's Concerts in Fremont and Milpitas

Submitted By Ann Millican

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra in Fremont recently received a $5,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the orchestra's free annual Children's Concerts. According to General Manager Sue Rose, this is the 35th year for the orchestra's free Children's Concerts. Children's Concerts are scheduled in Fremont and Milpitas at the end of March 2009.

Up to 4,000 elementary school students from local school districts will participate in the educational and engaging concerts as a weekday field trip. "A child's first trip to hear a live symphony orchestra creates a lifelong memory," according to Conductor David Sloss. "This grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation gives us the resources to introduce the world of classical music to students as a first step to becoming the performing arts audience of the future."

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. Orchestra programs include an evening concert series, holiday Nutcracker Ballet with live orchestra, Young Artist Competition, Young Composers Competition and In-School Music Ensembles. The Fremont Symphony also serves as the orchestra for Fremont Opera. Jean Louie is President of the Board. For more information, call (510) 794-1659 or visit

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