40th Anniversary of Greensboro Elementary Concerts Luncheon

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Friday, February 9, 2018

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40th ANNIVERSARY OF GSO ELEMENTARY CONCERTS

A committee of Guild Members who launched the first “Young People’s Concerts” that were premiered by the GSO on March 16, 1978, is planning a 40thAnniversary Event to commemorate and celebrate!  The remarkable thing is that the Symphony has not missed a single year in performing these concerts, now known as the “Elementary Concerts.”  

What seems even more remarkable is that these early concerts were performed for only the 3rd and 4th grade students in the Greensboro City Schools, and they are now performed for students in five School Systems, including all Guilford County Schools as well as four surrounding counties! These concerts now reach over 50,000 students.  THAT is something to celebrate!

This Committee is planning a commemorative luncheon at the Greensboro Country Club on Friday, March 23, where many of the individuals who made these concerts happen 40 years ago will be recognized.