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Tuned in Tuesday
February 20, 2024

School Concert Week
March 19-21

In March, we will assist in bringing approximately 20,000 students into the Tanger Center to enjoy a dynamic concert by the full Greensboro Symphony.

   This year’s program features a diverse lineup of musical styles, including NC hip-hop artist Joshua “Rowdy” Rowsey, film music, and compositions by modern and diverse composers such as Kevin Day, Molly Joyce, and Armando Bayolo, among others. Audiences will also be treated to orchestral classics – all performed by the talented musicians of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra! Partnering with the GSO for this year’s Education Concerts is the non-profit organization Bikes for Kids.

     We need many volunteers for this venture so use the link below to sign up!


Spring Fling at Steinway
March 29, 2024
5:00pm – 6:30 p.m.

   Mark and Katherine Love will host the Guild on March 29 at the Steinway Gallery. They have engaged a very special Steinway Artist, Katie Mahan, to perform for us.
   Praised as “one of the most outstanding talents coming up today,” American pianist Katie Mahan is capturing the attention of audiences throughout the world for her innovative musical personality, poetic interpretations, and graceful, charming stage presence. She possesses an unquestioned technical mastery combined with a kaleidoscopic palate of tone colors and has been recognized as “a daring and innovative performer.”

 There’s no cost for the event but space is limited so please RSVP using link below!


Valentines at the Art Shop

   The Guild gathered at the Art Shop on February 13 for Valentine’s at the Art Shop. Our host, Andy McAfee was our friendly bartender. We enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, while listening to Carol Rauch skillfully playing her harp and filling the air with beautiful melodies. We admired the original art by Pino, Nano Lopez, Thomas Arvid, Raffaele Fiore, and many others. The weather cooperated, and it was a wonderful time to catch up with old friends.

   Special thanks to Dot MurphyMargaret Yoder and Mary Rush who made it all happen!


Golden Antiques & Treasures Update
   The Guild’s Booth (#11) at Golden Antiques and Treasures, 4237 US 220 Summerfield is decorated for Spring. We would appreciate your donations of spring decor, bunnies, garden motif items, as well as small furniture, lamps, pictures, and mirrors.
   Contact Vicki Steck for pick up or drop off at [email protected] or 336-501-6688.

Please add to your calendars, Ladies Night on Thursday March 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. It is a fun night of sales, delicious food and door prizes! Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 13th from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

’88 Keys’ Commemorative Piano Key
   Consider supporting the Guild’s Spring fundraiser – ‘ 88 Keys. For a $100 donation to the Guild, you can dedicate a commemorative piano key in your name or in honor or memory of someone special to you.

   To donate, please click HERE or click the image above to make your donation OR mail your check to Greensboro Symphony Guild, P.O. Box 10408, Greensboro NC  27404.


Sponsor Highlight: The Art Shop

   Located in Greensboro, since 1899 and Greensboro’s second oldest business, The Art Shop is home to a world class art collection and state of the art framing facility, within a 5500 square-foot gallery. They’ve been turning window shoppers into happy, long-time clients for over a century. Whether you’re a seasoned collector, an aspiring da Vinci, or just a passerby with a sense for all things beautiful, The Art Shop is an enchanting experience for all who visit. While they deal in art of all shapes and sizes, they specialize in four areas: original oil paintings, hand-embellished and artist embellished works on canvas, bronze sculptures and hand-blown glass. The Art Shop features works from some of the world’s most prestigious and sought-after artists, and we like to think we’ve turned our client service into an art as well. The Art Shop is the Triad’s most trusted custom framer. The experience and longevity of The Art Shop’s framers are unprecedented in the industry. All of their career framers have anywhere from 15 to 30 years of experience. They have won awards as much for their technical expertise as for their creativity. Each job is delivered with utmost skill and reliability, whether handling basic everyday items or priceless museum-quality artwork.


Officers Nominated to Lead Guild in 2024-2025
   The Nominations/Awards committee is pleased to announce the slate of officers for the 2024-25 Symphony Guild year.  
President – Rhonda Bentz
President Elect – Gigi Renaud
Secretary – Marie Harrill
Treasurer – Laura James
Director of Operations – Barbara Key
Director of Education – Jennifer Pitts
Director of Marketing – Jennifer Nowlin
Director of Fundraising – Teresa Beaupre 
Presentation Ball Chair – Donna Camp
Nominations/Awards Chair – Elizabeth Heard
Sponsor Liaison – Brenda Macfadden
   There is not a February GMM this year, therefore the voting will take place on May 8, 2024 at the GMM and nominations may be made from the floor at that time, with Installation occurring at the same meeting.
   The committee wishes to thank these women for their willingness to serve. Brooke Fields, Nominations/Awards Chair.


Golden Note Award Nominations

   The Nominations/Award Committee is requesting nominations for The Golden Note Award. This award is presented to a Guild member who has made an outstanding service contribution to the Guild and to the community. This award is not necessarily given every year.

   The Nominations/Award Committee will select the recipient from nominations received before the April 1 deadline. It will be presented at the Guild’s May meeting.

   Please submit nominations or questions to Brooke Fields, Chair of Nominations/Awards Committee, by email ([email protected]) or phone (336-687-9887). Click Here for the Nominations form.


Music Education Programs

GSYO Winter Concert
Dana Auditorium
March 10
7:00 – 8:00 pm

    Biweekly music classes and annual chamber concerts for four-year-olds in Head Start across multiple counties.
   Teachers are GSO Musicians: Colleen Chenail, John Beck, Dave Wulfeck
   Concerts are May 16 and 17 at 10 a.m at UNCG Tew Recital Hall   

    A partnership with UNCG String Education department to bring group string lessons to underserved elementary schools where orchestra programs do not exist.
   Biweekly beginning strings classes take place at Peck Elementary and Washington Montessori. Saturday classes and lessons for advanced students take place at UNCG.
   GSO Principal Violin II Dr. Stephanie Ezerman teaches the classes at Washington.

In-School Ensembles
   In-School Ensembles are currently in the middle of their run of concerts! String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion groups combine to cover all Guilford County elementary schools.

Upcoming GSO Concerts

Maestro Conductor: Jacomo Bairos

Piano: Terrence Wilson
Saturday, February 24 at 8 p.m.
Tanger Center

Maestro Conductor: Christopher Dragon

Percussion: Colin Currie
Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m.
Tanger Center