Friends of the Symphony

The Friends of the Symphony is an all-volunteer group dedicated to supporting and assisting the ECSO. They organize fundraising events, volunteer in the office and at concerts, organize the Annual Instrumental Competition and orchestrate the annual Gala, all to enhance the mission of the ECSO. An annual Friends contribution starts with a donation of $50. Membership runs until June 30. To join, call 860-443-2876 or email us at [email protected].

Friends of the Symphony Annual Goals

  • Supporting the ECSO as a concert sponsor 
  • Coordinating fundraising events and annual gala
  • Providing hospitality for concerts and the Instrumental Competition

Benefits of Friends Membership

  • Invitations to exclusive performances and events
  • Access to experiences with orchestra musicians, conductors, and guest artists
  • Meeting new friends and becoming a part of the ECSO family
  • Investing in the cultural fabric of Eastern Connecticut

“Play A Part” in the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

Office Volunteers | Year-round

  • Help in the office with annual brochure mailings
  • Help connect your community to the ECSO by engaging audiences

Friends Board of Directors

David Jacobs

Ann Marie Perry
Vice President

Barry Thorp

Stephanie Thorp
Recording Secretary

Marti Bradshaw
Marcie Brensilver

Gay Clarkson
Laurie Markowicz

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