Former CSO Principal Bassoonist, Bob Cochran, and his wife Susan, both currently board members of the CSO, will generously match up to $5,000 raised for this initiative!
Great instruments are essential to great music. The Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra is fortunate to be able to offer the use of dozens of instruments to our students to expand and enhance their learning experience. Our ability to provide a diverse collection of instruments to these musicians is essential to their artistic development during their time with the CSYO.
We have an exciting and time-sensitive opportunity to obtain a used contrabassoon, most recently owned by our very own CSO bassoonist, Cynthia Cioffari, and we need your help to make it possible!
A contrabassoon provides some of the lowest notes of the orchestra and is found in many of our symphonic repertoires. Unfortunately, due to its large size and price tag (a new contrabassoon can range from $30,000-$60,000), students rarely have the opportunity to study this stunning resonate woodwind outside of playing with an orchestra like the CSYO.
We have set a goal to raise $16,000* by February 29 in order to cover the cost to purchase this contrabassoon for the CSYO. Please consider a gift of any size to support our campaign and continue our ability to provide opportunities for students to explore their musical gifts and talents.
If you would prefer to mail in your donation, please download this form to include with your donation.
$16,358 pledged of $16,000 goal
Thank you to our supporters!
$20Sime'on Hubbard$500Mark, Christine & Samantha Zelnik$1500Lois Allen$100Cecilia Garcia$100Karen and Bob Pfeifer$50Dave Huddle$100Bob Gardler$50Ed, Amy & Emily Likens$500Columbus Symphony Orchestra League$20Simeon Hubbard$2000Andrew Scott Woodruff Memorial Fund$300Jennifer Tiell and Mark Adelsperger$5000Bob and Susan Cochran$1000Kim and Judith Swanson$250Lyn Savidge$50Phyllis Duy$50Barbara Clark$250Leah Tsamous & John Haight$20Gene Standley$20David Stefano$20Rebecca Raeske-Grinch$100Jean Conley$100Christian Bush$50Bob & Julie Hunt$20Amy Walch$50Martha Gordon nee Juelich$20Amy Beck$50Barna Graves$100Cynthia Snyder$20Jessica Rannow$250Sally and John Stefano$50The Fetters Family$100Connie & Denny Cahill$100Korine Fujiwara & Cameron Bennett$50Kathi Machle, R.J. Donovan, Moira & Finn Donovan$100Lea Ann Banks$20Anna Sylvester$100Andy and Miranda Vance$100The Broderick Family$250George and Jan Anasis$100The Go Family$50The DeSanti Family$500Peter Stafford Wilson$100J.J. Chien $20Paul Mucciarone $20Laura L. Ferlic-Anthony $100Julie Fish