In last Tuesday’s (3/17) Greenville News (South Carolina), Melinda Davis Lux writes that, despite her preference for Top 40 hits, she fell in love with orchestral music when she took advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free deal in Winston-Salem. “When I moved to Greenville to join the Wyche Law Firm, I promptly sought out the Greenville Symphony. I learned that the Greenville Symphony Association was one of the first symphony associations to have the creativity to start a young professionals group, called the Downtown Symphony Club. The club offers social and concert-related events to professionals in their 20s and 30s. …This year, the Downtown Symphony Club is celebrating its 10 anniversary. … By fostering our young professional community, the Greenville Symphony Association does more than create the next generation of symphony patrons—it contributes to economic development in our community. Our thriving young professional community helps us to recruit and retain the talent of young professionals, which drives economic success. I’m grateful to the symphony for its role in that effort.” Lux serves on the orchestra’s board and as chair of the Downtown Symphony Club.
March 24, 2009