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The Musician’s Report: Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith Addresses Our Board

Near the end of each season, the Houston Symphony Society holds its annual board and trustees meeting. This year, our Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith spoke to the attendees on behalf of the musicians. His speech turned out to be so … Continue reading

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What are your reasons for giving? Discover a million!

Why is music relevant?  For the past couple of weeks, we have been putting together the components for our new in-hall campaign called A Million Reasons to Give, and this question is really at the heart of everything.  The question … Continue reading

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What your Patron Services Specialists are up to…

Last fall, all of our donors received a letter and/or email introducing myself (Danny Hutchins), Samantha Gonzalez and Jessica Ford. The Symphony hired us as Patron Services Specialists in September in an effort to provide a more personal approach to … Continue reading

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Private rehearsals a real treat for donors

As I scroll through the past blogs of my colleagues, trying to move past the writer’s block that I am having, I can’t help but notice how great and intimate the blogs are.  Of course, you’re probably thinking that this … Continue reading

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Making friends through music

March 28th marked my first six months working at the Houston Symphony as a Patron Services Specialist.  In the short time that I have been here, I have forged special relationships with several patrons who have been willing to open … Continue reading

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