ESO Crescendo Campaign
Dear ESO Patron,
The time has come for the tough decision to cancel our fall schedule and make different plans to accommodate this new world we all live in. It saddens us to not be able to start the season with Beethoven’s magnificent 9th Symphony and continue with all the other wonderful programs we had planned. We are working on developing in-person musical events that could be performed and enjoyed safely. We would ask you, dear patron, to consider donating to the ESO to be part of our new fundraising campaign “ESO Crescendo.” These funds will help us weather this viral storm until it is safe for us all to gather together again and sing the immortal words Beethoven used in his 9th:
“Alle menschen werden brüder”
(“All people become brothers”)
Thank you for your tireless support and thank you for your consideration.
Support the ESO
Ticket sales cover only 35% of our costs. Your donation will help the ESO continue to produce live classical music on stage and in our community. Music has the power to:
- Heal the sick and those who serve them – when we play at local hospitals
- Change the lives of children – when we play in schools and perform yearly Ainsworth Concerts for Youth for 10,000 students
- Change our community for the better – through partnerships with Food for Greater Elgin, The Gail Borden Public Library, local Rotary Clubs, and other businesses and community organizations.
The ESO is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.