Virginia Symphony League

The Virginia Symphony League is a dynamic volunteer organization that supports the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Sharing their talents, expertise and enthusiasm, League Members play an exciting and vital role in the accomplishments of the Orchestra. The Virginia Symphony League has been working to support the VSO since 1927.

The League contributes to the VSO through its Boutique sales and Fundraising efforts. In addition, the League provides many volunteer services to the VSO. The League also instills camaraderie among its members and the VSO musicians.

Renew your membership or join us as a new member and become a part of this vibrant organization – the Virginia Symphony League!

VIRGINIA SYMPHONY LEAGUE NEWSLETTER MAY 2014

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear League Members,

The season has gone by so quickly, and the League has done so much! We had two social gatherings that were well attended, and I think that everyone really enjoyed meeting with friends both old and new. The Previews, held at College Cross, were both interesting and enjoyable. Unfortunately, the January Preview with Joann Falletta had to be cancelled because of the snow storm. That was disappointing.

This month, we celebrate our musicians and VSO staff with our annual party/picnic. It was great fun last year, and we are really looking forward to doing it again. If you have not received your invitation, please let us know.

Our gala, held last November, was a huge success, and we are now planning another gala for  November 1, 2014.  Please feel free to step forward and offer your assistance. We need your help and will welcome you to join in the activities.

On June 8, at College Cross, we'll be holding our annual membership meeting and elections. It is really important for our members to be at that meeting. We welcome your ideas, suggestions and questions regarding our plans for the upcoming season. If you would like to have additional activities, let's talk about it. The League needs more membership involvement, and we hope to hear from you.

Sincerely,

Fran Pedersen

UPCOMING EVENTS

VSL EXECUTIVE OFFICER NOMINEES and GENERAL MEMBERSHIP AND ELECTION MEETING on SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014 – 2:00pm:  TheVirginia Symphony League Nominating Committee has put forth the following League members' names for election to office for a two-year term beginning June 2014:

                                    President                   Fran Pedersen

                                    Vice President         Tina Pagley

                                    Secretary                 Jeanine Lindberg

                                    Treasurer                 Tom Meurer

Nominations for these offices will also be taken from the floor providing the nominee has previously been contacted and is in agreement with being nominated. The election will be held at the General Membership and Board Elections Meeting on Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:00pm at 255 College Cross. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served.  Please be on time to be admitted by a League member as a residence doorman is not on duty on the weekends.

CELEBRATE 2014! NOVEMBER 1, 2014 UPDATE: The gala committee is currently working to procure sponsors, advertisers and auction item donors for CELEBRATE! 2014. If you or someone you know would like to contribute in the above ways please contact Fran Pedersen at fjp.music@cox.net or 757.424.2172.  To receive a packet of gala contributer forms and information about the VSL, the VSO and Young Audiences of Virginia to present to a potential sponsor, advertiser or donor please contact Jeanine Lindberg at jeaninekinberg@hotmail.com  or 757-289.9122.

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VIRGINIA SYMPHONY LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP: The VSL currently has approximately 170 members who each bring valuable gifts, ideas and experience to the League. We especially welcome new members who have joined the League this season. Thank you for signing on to support the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. There is always room for more members. If you know someone who would like to join, please have them reach out to Membership Chair Cam Shannon at jshan126@aol.com or 757.436-7490. Single Membership is $45 per year; Family Membership is $60 a year. After January, membership dues are half price.

Membership Benefits
Members enjoy:
  • Afternoon concert preview luncheons with JoAnn Fallett, Ben Rous, and Robert Shoup
  • 15% discount on all VSO concerts, including subscriptions
  • Volunteering for one of the most distinguished cultural groups in Virginia
  • Private weekend social events
  • Joint Holiday luncheon with the Virginia Opera Guild
  • Brunch with the VSO staff
  • Special presentations by VSO musicians
  • Springtime's Musicians' Party
To Join

Please contact:
Cam Shannon
(757) 436-7490 or jshan126@aol.com

$45 Single Membership

$20 Student Membership

$60 Family Membership

2014 – 2015 Season Calendar

UPDATED LEAGUE DIRECTORY: The VSL Membership Directory is currently being updated. Please check your name and address in the 2014-2015 Directory. Contact Cam Shannon with changes or corrections at: jshan126@aol.com or 757.436.7490.  Also, please contact Cam as soon as possible to pay your 2014-2015 dues.

VSL COOKBOOKS: The cookbooks are flying off the shelves!  Get yours at the Boutique Table at major VSO concerts, at the Holiday Luncheon on December 7 or by contacting Jaci Meurer at jaci@jsea.net or 757.469.5607.