A Message from the Board President

Dear Friends,

Maestro Kenneth Andrews and the talented musicians of the Orchestra of Northern New York have been Keeping the Music…LIVE! in a most wonderful way now for the past 26 seasons – with your help!  We are excited and grateful to announce our 27th Season, opening in a most fitting manner with a program titled Music from the Heart.  We extend our gratitude to each and every one of you for purchasing tickets to concerts, attending special events like the well-loved ONNY Holiday Brunch, contributing to our patron and endowment fundraising campaigns, advertising in our concert programs, and seeing to it that we receive the grants and other support vital to our survival.  In particular, we wish to thank SUNY Potsdam and President Kristin Esterberg, Crane School of Music and Dean Michael Sitton, the Northern New York Community Foundation and Executive Director Rande Richardson, the North Country Arts Council and Board President Michael Miller, T. Urling and Mabel Walker, Massena Music Friends and President Paul Haggett, and the New York State Council on the Arts for their belief in and support of our mission to enrich the quality of life in northern New York and southern Ontario through live performances of orchestral music by outstanding musicians and to emphasize the engagement of area youth in the appreciation of music.

As we look to this season and seasons to come, we continually seek ways to enhance the relationships between artistic scope, executive leadership, business management, volunteerism, and finances.  Our intention is to function in a manner that reflects clarity and stability worthy of your trust and continuing support.  If you are interested in becoming part of our operation, or if you have suggestions on how we can better-serve the communities of our region, I invite you to contact us through our website:  www.ONNY.org.  In the mean time, thank you for the part you play in Keeping the Music…LIVE!


Timothy L. Savage
President of the Board of Directors