MOREHEAD – The elegance and power of live symphonic music is returning to Morehead on Sunday, Sept. 25, when the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra opens its ninth full season with a concert entitled “Italian Treasures” at 3 p.m. in the Morehead Conference Center.
It will be the CRSO’s first of four performances in the 2022-23 season and follows a successful comeback in 2021-22 in the aftermath of a pandemic-shortened season in 2019-20 and cancellation of the entire concert schedule in 2020-21.
“The officers and board members are pleased and proud to announce to our musicians, audience members, area residents, and community sponsors that the Cave Run Symphony Orchestra is presenting another full season of concerts and other events,” said Dr. Craig Burrows, CRSO board chair.
He added that Dr. Terry Durbin is returning for his fifth season as CRSO conductor.
Other concerts and themes in the 2022-23 season will include Dec. 3, Hometown Holiday; March 26, Out of this World; and April 23, For the Beauty of the Earth.
The orchestra is managed by the Cave Run Symphony Society, a non-profit, membership organization. Tax-deductible gifts to the CRSO are handled by the MSU Foundation, Inc.
Burrows reported that three local citizens are additions to the CRSO Board of Directors for this season, including Dr. Yvonne Baldwin, Dr. Mark Minor and Dr. Don Grant.
Holdover members are Burrows, Dr. Ewell Scott, Dr. Lori Baruth, Monti Lloyd, Dr. Thomas Pappas, Bill Shely, Judy Yancy, and Keith Kappes.
“Since the orchestra is supported by gifts, sponsorships, program book advertising, and ticket sales, we have launched our annual campaign for support,” Burrows added. “Information about program advertising rates and sponsorships also is available on our website at either “The CRSO.com” or “CRSOmusic.org”.
He said this season’s sponsorships, and program advertising rates are the same as the 2019-20 season. Ticket prices are $15 for individual concerts and $40 for a season ticket. Students and/or children of all ages receive free admission.
Tickets for individual concerts will be available at CoffeeTree Books and Morehead Visitor Center. Cash or checks will be accepted for payment.
“We are excited about a new season of wonderful music from this talented ensemble of professional musicians, college music professors and a select group of college music students selected through auditions,” Dr. Burrows added.