“In its second year, the Albany Symphony Orchestra Peppermint Pops filled up the Albany Civic Center with area residents still struggling with recovery from the historic Flood of 1994,” writes Jim Hendricks in Saturday’s (11/17) Albany Herald (Albany, GA). “In its 26th year, the holiday music program on Dec. 8 at the Albany Municipal Auditorium will be fulfilling that role following another disaster—October’s Hurricane Michael…. The symphony … ‘will be offering BOGO (buy one/get one) Peppermint Pops tickets to the evening performance to those involved in the Hurricane Michael response and recovery efforts,’ ASO Executive Director Joelle Fryman said…. ‘We’re working with the Marine Corps to collect for Toys for Tots,’ Fryman said.… The symphony is … coordinating the matinee with the Albany Recreation and Parks Department, which is conducting its annual holiday party … ‘We are always looking for ways to … work with other organizations in the community whenever we can. We’re really excited about this,’ ” said Fryman. ASO Music Director and Conductor Claire Fox Hillard said, “We hope it will be an all-around community-coming-together time.” The orchestra’s October 13 concert, postponed due to the hurricane, has been rescheduled for mid-April.

Posted November 19, 2018