The Springfield Symphony Orchestra is a constant source of pride for our region (Letters)
I was horrified to read recently that the future of the Springfield Symphony was in danger. The Symphony has provided exceptional classical music, family concerts, and education for decades. It has been a gem and a constant attraction for the city of Springfield. Why would he ever be questioned whether he should continue?
Although I now live in Easthampton, I have lived in Longmeadow for over thirty years during which time I worked for several years at Springfield Central, an organization tasked with revitalizing downtown Springfield. A centerpiece of all our promotional tools was the Springfield Symphony and its quality classical orchestra. All these years, some particularly difficult for downtown Springfield, the Symphony has remained a constant source of pride. Housed in the majestic Symphony Hall, it anchors Court Square with its twin, Springfield City Hall.
Please don’t let six board members say no to the continuation of our symphony orchestra. What is an endowment for if not to provide support when needed? It seems obvious that an endowment is of no use if the organization with which it is endowed no longer exists.
The city of Springfield needs the Springfield Symphony with Maestro Kevin Rhodes at its helm.
Susan Lantz, Easthampton