Dear Friends of Music, August 18, 2015
I am pleased to present to you the Calendar of Concerts and Events of the Mother Lode Friends of Music for the 2015-2016 season. Once again, as you can see, (select EVENTS),we have a splendid year of music lined up for your listening pleasure.
The big news is that the Church of the Nazarene, where we have performed most of our concerts for over 15 years, has denied our request to use their facility for all concerts except the symphony concert. No reason was given for this decision, other than that the church is growing and has too much going on. The Executive Committee of the Friends of Music has carefully considered other venues, taking into account such factors as location, ease of access, acoustics, sight lines, seating comfort, quality of piano, cost, etc. We’ve decided to divide our four concerts of chamber music in the coming year between the Sutter Creek Theatre and the Community Church of Pine Grove, as indicated on the Calendar of Concerts and Events. Note also that all of our chamber and symphony concerts will now start at 3 pm.
We hope that these changes will not affect your willingness to come to our concerts, nor impair your enjoyment of the music. At the end of the season, we intend to survey our membership for its opinion of these facilities, plus other potential sites. On the basis of this information, we can make the best decision about the location of future concerts.
Our projected season is based on the assumption that our members will financially support our activities at least at the same level as they did last year. Membership dues remain at $25 per household and we hope that you will supplement your dues with a donation. Press MEMBERSHIP for a renewal form.