The Good News Is... Generosity saves Charlotte Symphony

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email   

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - The music swells through the halls of the Blumenthal Center in Uptown Charlotte. Rehearsals begin promptly at 10 a.m.

The beautiful music that comes from the almost 100 men and women, was in danger of going silent.

The economy has plagued all businesses, but especially those that rely in-large, on donations from the community.

The donations dwindled, The Charlotte Symphony turned back to the same community for help.

In recent weeks, an anonymous donor gave $500,000 to the program and challenged others to match it.

Two Charlotte philanthropists also gave $1,000,000 a piece to the cause. Now, the show will go on.

According to symphony executive director Jonathan Martin, people thrive on the music the orchestra brings, especially in tough times.

Thanks to the generosity of locals, 100 people will keep their jobs and Charlotte will keep its music.

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