How you can make a real difference to what Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra can achieve
Artistic Director Leslie Olive explains our vision and the need for your support
We aim to do three things:
- To offer orchestral playing across Suffolk by players of the highest level of professionalism, both in the main venues and also in the smaller towns and the villages
- To take smaller Community Concerts to people who, for whatever reason, have limited or no access to live classical music
- To draw children and young people into the experience of great music
We aim to offer the full range of music for orchestra, but within that to have a special focus on the music of English and other UK composers.
We aim always to offer a wide range of ticket prices, designed to make our music as accessible as possible, while at the same time inviting those best able to do so to pay something approaching the true value of their ticket.
But even with those arrangements in place, ticket revenues meet only a fraction of the true cost of a major concert – typically in the region of one-third; so your help is absolutely vital.
Make a Difference
The Conductors Circle
Join a group of people who share the excitement of the SPO’s vision with an annual donation of £1,001 or more.
This support underpins the orchestra’s main activities and offers regular contact with the Orchestra, its Music Director and musicians.
DEBEN Level: At least £2,500
ORWELL Level: At least £5,000As a member of the Conductor’s Circle, you will receive invitations to private concerts and dinners in some of Suffolk’s splendid houses, plus, as a minimum, all the benefits of a PLATINUM FRIEND.At the ORWELL level of £5,000 and above, benefits will be tailored to your personal preferences and priorities, and will reflect the generosity of your gift.
Gifts in Wills
To help secure the long-term future of the Suffolk Philharmonic, you might consider leaving a gift in your Will, once you have provided for family and friends.
Suffolk solicitors Ashton KCJ will help you create your legacy at a special fee rate when you make a gift to the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra. Please contact us for details.
Sponsor a Player
One of the most helpful ways of supporting the orchestra is to sponsor one or more players, either for a single concert or for a series.
You will have the opportunity, if you wish, to meet “your” player(s) and enjoy a uniquely personal engagement with the orchestra and its music-making.
£250 per playerSERIES OF SIX CONCERTS Donation:
£1,450 per playerFlexibility is a characteristic of the scheme: choose to sponsor one player or a group, which could be two flutes, four horns, or six cellos, for example.Benefits include our quarterly e-newsletter, priority booking, free rehearsal tickets, and invitations to a reception.
A Concert in Memory
To celebrate the life of someone for whom music meant a great deal, a concert in memory can be absolutely right.
Please contact us if you would like to explore this possibility.
Our friends packages offer four different levels.
Annual donation: At least £35 – Keep in touch, with our free quarterly e-newsletter, and enjoy priority booking for concerts.
Annual donation: At least £100 – Get the inside track on how performances are put together with free rehearsal tickets, plus our free quarterly e-newsletter and priority booking.
Annual donation: At least £250 – Enjoy all the benefits of Silver membership, plus two complimentary tickets to a concert reception (value £25).
Annual donation: £500 to £1,000
- Quarterly e-newsletter
- Priority Booking
- Free rehearsal tickets
- Two complimentary tickets to a concert reception
- Access to an exclusive private event each year (at extra cost)