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Southern Georgia Symphony receives Southern Arts Federation grant

The Southern Georgia Symphony is the recipient of a Southern Fast Track Touring Grant from the Southern Arts Federation (SAF). The grant will assist in sponsorship of renowned cellist Colin Carr, who will be the guest artist for the Southern Georgia Symphony’s 2006-2007 Performance Season Premier concerts.

This SAF program helps fund touring artists who also participate in an educational activity as part of their appearance. Dr. Carr will be presenting a Master Class for cello students in the region.

The performances will be held in Statesboro on September 23 and in Savannah, on September 24, 2006. Season subscriptions for both cities are on sale now by contacting the Performing Arts Center Box Office in Statesboro, 912-486-7999, and in Savannah, the SCAD Box Office at 912-525-5050. More information can be obtained by visiting the Southern Georgia Symphony . The Southern Georgia Symphony is led by Musical Director Cheung Chau.

‘We are proud the Southern Georgia Symphony was selected by the Southern Arts Federation for this grant. It is an important affiliation, as both of our organizations are committed to the highest quality of music making, performance and dedication to the continued support of the arts in our communities and region,” said Allen Henderson, executive director of the Southern Georgia Symphony.

The Southern Arts Federation (SAF) was established in 1975. The SAF, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, offers Southern Fast Track Touring grants., Because it has a rolling deadline, this program is designed to offer Southern presenters more opportunities throughout the year to apply for performing artist fee support. Support is awarded to theatre, music, opera, musical theatre, literary and dance projects that contain both a public performance and an educational component.

The Southern Georgia Symphony is a partnership between Georgia Southern University and other organizations committed to bringing a high-quality symphonic series to the coastal region, including WTOC-TV, Clear Channel Radio Savannah, The River 98.7, East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Comcast, Bank South, Memorial Health, The Statesboro Herald, Connect Savannah, Connect Statesboro, Northland Cable, Sea Island Bank and Smack Dab Studios. The Southern Georgia Symphony is proud to serve the artistic needs of the broad and diverse community of Coastal Georgia. The Southern Georgia Symphony has expanded its reach, visibility and influence within the region so it may substantially contribute to the wealth of cultural life in the area, enhance the musical education of young audiences, contribute to economic growth and build strong ties with each community.

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