Memphis Symphony Orchestra embarks on second phase of $35M campaign

By Updated: May 21, 2019 1:44 PM CT | Published: May 21, 2019 1:42 PM CT

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra is launching the second phase of its “The Future Now” campaign, to raise $35 million to complete its endowment drive and build its reserve fund.

According to the symphony, $25 million has been raised so far. The symphony’s permanent endowments at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and the University of Memphis Foundation will manage the funds. The University of Memphis Foundation fund will also support the work between the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music and the symphony. 

The orchestra also announced it would name its principal clarinet position for past chair Gayle S. Rose, a music supporter and former professional clarinetist.


Memphis Symphony Orchestra Community Foundation of Greater Memphis University of Memphis Foundation Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Gayle S. Rose
Elle Perry

Elle Perry

Elle Perry covers arts and culture and other news for the Daily Memphian. She is a native of Memphis and a two-time graduate of the University of Memphis. Elle previously worked for the Memphis Business Journal and has written for publications including The Memphis Flyer and High Ground News.

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