Dear Friends of San Juan Symphony
Your local San Juan Symphony has brought 43 years of listening enjoyment to hundreds of residents and visitors to the Four Corners region. Our extended family of talented local musicians will play this season with a blend of student musicians from the entire Four Corners region. You’ll hear new excellence in the sound of the San Juan Symphony this season under the director of our new Music Director Thomas Heuser.
The youth in our Four Corners communities will hear the sounds of the San Juan Symphony as well, thanks to the generosity of our grant makers, foundation support, and your local contributions. We rely on your donations to help underwrite student tickets to the symphony at greatly reduced or no cost, to provide music education programs in the schools, to perform a Side-by-Side concert with young musicians and to support the San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Your San Juan Symphony depends on YOU to provide support to keep the music playing. Each concert costs an average of $30,000. Our Youth Education Program must raise a minimum of $25,000 each season. Marketing and operational costs add to the mix of funds needed to make the San Juan Symphony play in your community.
The Dean Furry Chair was established in 2001 to honor Dr. Dean Furry, a retired cellist with the longest tenure of any musician in the symphony. The income from this endowment supports the first chair cellist, currently held by Dr. Katherine Jetter. Our goal is to endow the Chair with $20,000.
Honoring the retirement of Richard Strawn, in November 2003 the Richard Strawn Concertmaster Chair endowment fund was established and supports the concertmaster position. Richard Strawn is a founding member of the San Juan Symphony, and was the longtime concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony.
In June 2005, the Kris Andrea Young Musician Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor the life of Kris Andrea. Kris’ love of the San Juan Symphony and young musicians inspired this special gift to support youth in developing their musical talent.
We invite you to join the San Juan Symphony at your level of choice and enter the circle of friends who share a commitment to support the mission of the SJS. If you already are a donor, we thank you for your generosity, and respectfully we ask, will you consider raising your level of commitment this season? Donors will be listed in the concert program guide this concert season.
Your donation is tax deductible under our non-profit 501(c)3 status.
San Juan Symphony
P.O. Box 1073
Durango, CO 81302
San Juan Symphony donor levels are:
- MAESTRO’S CIRCLE
- Gold Baton $25,000
- Guarantor $10,000
- Pacesetter $5,000
- Benefactor $3,500
- Patron $1,000
- SYMPHONY CIRCLE
- Sustainer $500
- Associate $150
- Friend $25
Again, we thank you for your past and continued support and hope you enjoy another entertaining season of the San Juan Symphony.