LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Friends of the Cleveland Chamber Music Society,

As CCMS changes with the times, so must our thinking. For example, our audience wants our weekday concerts not to start much earlier but to end sooner. Thus, the new 7:30 p.m. concert start time. Other favorable changes are in the works to make your musical experience more satisfying.

Last year's Annual Fund Letter mentioned "defining artistic moments" (artistic events to treasure). That phrase leads to greater chamber music appreciation. It also leads many to greater support of our mission to provide the finest musical experience possible. It encourages people to act.

Long-time subscriber Helen Wagner acted - she included CCMS in her estate plan to ensure future audiences the same chamber music treasures she had enjoyed. To honor her generous forward thinking, the Society will designate the first concert of our 62nd season as the "Helen Wagner Memorial Concert." Helen’s legacy of sharing "defining artistic moments" with others sets an example for us to follow!

Richard Fried, President

 

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