Save Our Symphony is made up of orchestra patrons, donors, subscribers, business owners and community members. We are passionate about keeping great orchestras a thriving and vital part of the fabric of our communities.
We are people who love great music and also recognize the economic value that a world class orchestra brings to its region. We believe so strongly in protecting and preserving the essential character and traditions of American orchestras that we formed this grass roots organization.
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
On September 7th, 2014 the Woodruff Arts Center Board of Directors along with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors locked out the Musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the second time in as many years. The “best and final” contract offer presented to the musicians will not, in our view, preserve the Atlanta Symphony as we know it.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which would currently be in its 70th season, has received international acclaim for its performances, and along with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus has recorded more than 100 albums with and won 27 Grammy awards in categories including Best Classical Album, Best Orchestral Performance, Best Choral Performance and Best Opera Performance.
For more information about the lockout of the Musicians of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra please follow the links below
Atlanta Symphony Musicians Foundation
Atlanta Symphony Musicians on Facebook
Save Our Symphony Atlanta on Facebook
You can also check out the following excellent blogs that are following this lockout
Song of the Lark
Mask of the Flower Prince
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus Singers and Friends
Sticks and Drones
Case Arts Law
If you would like to donate to the musicians you can do so here
Donations to ATL Symphony Musicians go directly to the ASO Players fund to help defray expenses related to our lockout, and to assist with emergency funding for our musicians, but are not tax deductible.
If you would like to donate to the Atlanta Symphony Musicians Foundation you can do so here:
Donations to the ATLSym Foundation, a Sec 501(c)(3) corporation, are tax-exempt under government guidelines (check with your tax preparer), and are used to support concerts and related events produced by the ATL Symphony Musicians.
And finally, if you would like to contact the Woodruff Arts Center you can do so here: