Published by: Christiane Ludescher-Furth, Monday, January 25, 2016
On behalf of all of us at Grand Harmonie, I want to reach out to everyone at PFO for believing in this dream of ours and for helping us bring it to life. We could not have done it without your support and energizing enthusiasm! The week was a tremendous success, which started off with our fantastic preview concert, followed by the lovely article about our collaboration in the Princeton paper, and concluded with a memorable performance in one of the most beautiful halls I have ever played. Not even the storm could stop Fidelio's "rescue"!
We felt so very welcomed by the entire Princeton community from the moment we started communicating with PFO. Financial support is always of utmost importance when mounting such productions, and without PFO's help we would not have had the momentum to reach our goals. In addition, the general awareness, ticket sales, and attendance of our project was boosted immeasurably by PFO's position in the community and area media. I must also mention a special thank you to the PFO members who hosted musicians for the week. Your generosity and hospitality are what make projects like this possible every day all over the country.
The preview concert was a wonderful way to share our music in such a beautiful home. Having the chance to get to know many of you and your passion for opera was really special. We hope this is the beginning of a long friendship between our organizations.
Stay safe out on those snowy roads this week!
Grand Harmonie team