September 2023

Dear Friends,

The upcoming season marks Dr. Benjamin Locke’s 40th year as conductor of the Knox County Symphony! In celebration and
in honor of this momentous milestone, we invite you to join us for a dazzling array of outstanding concerts and festive events.

Our season will open with the free Children’s Concert on Sunday afternoon, September 24th at 3:00 p.m. at Ariel-Foundation
Park. Please join us for this lively and entertaining event for people of all ages. We are delighted that Gund Gallery at Kenyon
College will enrich the musical experience by providing colorful and fun art activities for our youngest patrons. As always,
cider and homemade cookies will be provided following the concert.

Join us for an encore of beautifully orchestrated cuisine at our Fabulous Fall Feast! Enjoy a sumptuous pre-concert dinner on
the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, October 28th. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and dinner will
be served at 5:30 p.m., giving us ample time to dine and enjoy the company of old and new friends. More details to follow.
This fall, with great delight, we are honored to welcome back phenomenal violinist Ariane Sletner to grace our symphony
stage. The winter concert will continue with the very popular tradition of showcasing the winners of the Young Musicians
Competition. In the spring, our season will draw to a dramatic close with the beautiful voices of the Kenyon Community

We will continue to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our distinguished conductor of forty years with a Symphony
fundraiser. This spring event will be co-sponsored by Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. Plan on joining us at the Gallery for
a festive evening of music, art, and food in honor of our revered maestro Dr. Benjamin Locke. More exciting details and an
invitation to follow.

Please consider subscribing for season tickets. Because music is a gift to be shared, we are again offering two free guest
tickets to the concert of your choice with each subscription. As ticket sales account for only a small portion of our annual
budget, please think about providing support above the basic membership level. See the enclosed brochure for the various
tax-deductible patron levels for which your name will appear in every program.

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with any questions you might have regarding the work of the Symphony.

Your generous spirit of giving has brought music to life and inspired people of all ages to discover the beauty and power of
classical music!

With sincere appreciation,



Magic McBride
President, The Knox County Symphony Board
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