For the past 20 years, the Weston Philharmonic Society has been bringing world-class music to Weston. From concerts by world-renowned musicians, to its interactive music education programs for elementary school students, this volunteer-run non-profit organization has presented an impressive selection of performances, and there’s plenty more in store for the 2017-2018 season.
The Dallas Brass returns to Weston on February 24, 2018. This marks the second time this legendary brass quintet, which has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles, takes the stage at Cypress Bay High School, accompanied by talented student musicians. It promises to be a night to remember. Next, the community is invited to enjoy an evening of music under the stars when the Symphony of the Americas Orchestra performs its annual free outdoor Pops Concert at Weston Town Center on March 10th. This annual event has grown to be a community favorite, with all ages tapping their toes and humming along to a collection of popular classics and show tunes. With programs such as these, it’s not surprising the Weston Philharmonic Society’s concerts were voted Best Cultural Event in Best of Weston 2017.
While the Weston Philharmonic Society remains true to its original mission to bring fine music to Weston, it is equally committed to supporting music education in our community. Each year, more than 6,500 students in Weston elementary schools are exposed to fine music. Through its In-Schools Music Program, professional musicians explain their instruments and perform a mini-concert for the children. Weston Philharmonic Society scholarships allow graduating seniors from Cypress Bay and Western high schools to continue their music studies in college. This year, ten students will be pursing their higher education thanks to a new matching program with support from generous donors.
Support from the community and the City of Weston is what allows the Weston Philharmonic Society to remain an important cultural organization in Weston. Funds raised are used to support its efforts to bring music education programs to Weston schools and diverse musical experiences and projects to its members and the community at large. It relies on its volunteers to carry out its cultural commitments. To continue all of its activities, the Weston Philharmonic Society especially needs help from individuals with experience running events and those with technological skills to help grow its social media presence.
To learn more about the Weston Philharmonic Society visit www.WestonPhilharmonicSociety.org. Be sure to sign up for its e-blast to be the first to know about upcoming events and concerts.