Executive Director's Message
Welcome to an evening and season of excellence. The break between April and September was a lengthy one, and I am ecstatic to see Conductor Bordo and the musicians back on the stage. I'm astounded by the brilliance witnessed at each performance and the talent and dedication of the musicians of the RSO.
It's with your support and your patronage that the RSO successfully fulfills it's mission of providing exceptional, inclusive music experiences that enrich, entertain and educate. It's a testament to the value this community places on the arts that a town the size of Richmond can support a fully professional orchestra. Because of your generosity, the RSO continues to be an indispensable and integral part of the vibrant patchwork that makes this community truly special.
It continues to be a humbling experience to serve at the helm of one of Richmond's finest cultural assets. I'm pleased to use the adjectives "healthy" and "strong" when describing this organization. The Board of Directors has been instrumental in building on the past and securing a stable future for the RSO. I couldn't be more appreciative of their leadership and vision for who the RSO has been, currently is, and needs to be.
I wish to express my gratitude to Conductor Bordo for his support and the mutual respect that we share both on the stage and in the community. I also want to thank my staff and all that they do to bring both fun and professionalism to the office. It is a joy to work alongside such amazing people.
And now, sit back and enjoy a season of Noteworthy Moments!
2019-20 Board of Directors
Kathy Cruz-Uribe, President
Jeff Carter, Vice President
Kathy Lucid, Secretary
Marty Van Der Burgt, Treasurer
Amy Allen Sekhar
Lifetime Board Members
Sandy Sutherland Burner
Welcome to the 2019-20 season of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra!
The RSO is one of Richmond’s gems--it helps make Richmond and our region a wonderful place to live and work. When I am recruiting new employees to our area, I always make sure they know we have a vibrant arts community here, with the RSO as a star attraction.
I would like to thank our generous sponsors, donors, season ticket holders and everyone in our community who helps make the RSO such a success. Our supporters are listed in the program, and I encourage you to review their names, and thank them when you see them. Their generosity ensures that we are able to offer a top-quality concert season, as well as significant community outreach activities, particularly to the students of Wayne County, Indiana.
This season of “Noteworthy Moments” promises to delight you with a series of concerts featuring twenty new works that have not been played by the RSO, as well as six new composers. We will also welcome back some familiar faces in our guest artist lineup. We are so fortunate to have Maestro Guy Victor Bordo as our music director and conductor for our 63rd season.
I am honored to serve as chair of the RSO board, and to work with such a dedicated group of volunteer board members. The board works hard to ensure an excellent season, while at the same time, looking to also ensure that we continue to be a strong and vibrant organization well into the future. I thank the board, as well as our hard working and very proficient staff, led by Executive Director Monica Koechlein. Mark your calendar now for the RSO signature event on April 25, 2020. The theme is the 1990s and we look forward to another wonderful evening of music, food and dancing—a final “Noteworthy Moment” to cap the season.
Enjoy our 2019 - 2020 season!