Wednesday (9/21) on Georgia’s WALB News channel 10 site, Dave Miller reports, “The Albany Symphony Orchestra is beginning its 48th year next month with a hefty bank balance. Philanthropist and businesswoman Jane Willson has donated $100,000 to support the efforts of the orchestra for its 2011-12 season. ’I am choosing to support the symphony because it is a valued asset for a community of our size,’ said Willson, a longtime patron of the Albany Symphony Orchestra. … ‘It is invaluable to the future of our city.’ The gift will go toward operating costs for the season, which includes six concerts. The new season begins with a celebration concert at Mt. Zion Church in Albany on October 8, in conjunction with the combined choirs of Mount Zion and Sherwood Baptist churches of Albany.”

Posted September 23, 2011