Bellevue musicians get together for a fundraising concert

September 19, 2013 by  

Members of the Bellevue Philharmonic are getting back together to form a new group called the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra. In order to raise much needed funds, the reformed group will perform a concert to be held at the end of the month at Temple B’nai Torah.

The conductor, Michael Miropolsky, will also be joining the members to form the new orchestra. The Bellevue Philharmonic performed for the very last time in 2011 at the Bellevue Family 4th, which took place in Bellevue Downtown Park. A debut concert has been arranged for the start of 2014, thanks to a grant from 4Culture arts foundation. However, in order for the concert to go ahead, the group still needs people to donate their time and money.

The daily operation of the orchestra is managed by the musicians themselves but with help from volunteers in the community. Previously, the Bellevue Philharmonic made the decision to end in 2011 due to debts incurred in previous years and shrinking funds, with fewer subscribers and grants available. The Bellevue Philharmonic had been playing for 43 years before ending.

Although there will be announcements of the fundraising concert on the website of the Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra, more publicity will be required to ensure all seats are taken. Local printing services, including poster printing, will be required to publicize the event. Previous subscribers may be informed with the help of the local stationery printers, producing items to reflect the professional image of the newly formed Lake Washington Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will take place on September 29.