Suporting the WSO
Every orchestra relies on a mix of revenue from ticket and subscription sales, grants, and fundraising to maintain it's annual operations. The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is no different. If you are able to support the WSO, please consider an annual or monthly donation. The WSO has two funds to support right now.
See below for more information, and thank you for supporting the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
As the impacts of COVID-19 are felt around the world and dramatic lifestyle changes make people feel more isolated than ever, the WSO’s mission to connect the people of Windsor and Essex County through the power and passion of music has never been more important.
With that in mind, the WSO has created The WSO Resiliency Fund. This fund covers operating expenses related to deliverying WSO programs and series digitally until it is safe to gather again in our community. This began with our "WSO at Home" Summer programs like Music for the Frontlines, Read-Aloud with the WSO, and Music for health, and has expanded to a full Digital Concert Series and more.
The WSO has also created our first-ever Digital Education Series, a set of 10-hour long music modules or episodes designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3, and Grade 4 through Grade 6. In each episode, students are guided through a pre-concert exploration of sounds and concepts to be learned. These concepts are then developed through a digital concert performance by the WSO that connects music to art, numeracy, and literacy. Students engage with what they learned firsthand through a creative post-concert activity.
We are incredibly grateful to several sponsors and donors who have come together to create a matching funds campaign in support of the Digital Education Concert Series. Together they have pledged a total of $7,500 to match any donations received in support of this program. As a result of this generous pledge, your donations will be doubled, which means:
A $200 donation (doubled to $400) will cover the service of one musician to rehearse and perform on all 10 educational concert recordings
A $100 donation (doubled to $200) covers travel and accommodations for an out-of-town WSO musician
A $50 donation (doubled to $100) covers a camera person or editing person for one of the concert recordings
Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, subscribers, patrons, and community partners who empower the WSO to do this work. Your support is instrumental.