Letter from a symphony supporter

Many thanks for the informative email's. I have copied them and already spread them out for others to see the TRUTH. There is so much misinformation out there.

My husband and I have a long history with the CSO as devoted audience and I particularly am reminded of past years that hold an extra twinge for me. I studied piano with Jean Whallon prior to her death and when her widower, Evan Whallon conducted the Elijah" as her memorial I was fortunate enough to be one of the three he asked to write a short eulogy for the program centerfold. There was a small group of us that counted ourselves his friends who knew the cowardly conduct of the Board when Evan was asked to step down (not retire) after giving 26 years of his life to the symphony. He always stayed with me when he again was in town for a performance so I learned some of his favorite musicians. The young woodwind group from Eastman counted among some of the best of them. Who will ever forget the memorial concert for Evan. I sat with his sisters and watched as they were transformed again by some of his favorites.

After Evan's death I joined a Woman's Association Unit, Worthington Sonata, to honor his memory. He always felt that the Women's groups had been largely instrumental in the growth of the CSO. So now we come to this heart rending time when Mark and Wendy Morton are already lost to us. Just a couple of years ago, Mark brought his wonderful instrument to fill a house in Worthington with it's rich sound for a Sonata unit meeting. He seemed so happy to share with us. With no fee!

For what it is worth from here, it seems that the best way to proceed would be to allow the entire Board and Administrative staff to quit or fizzle out and then to reform/restart our symphony with a more balanced and just way or handling the administrative life of the symphony. I'm sure it is more complex and difficult than I make it sound but would this way of going be worth examining?

A symphony lover and supporter, Mary Casto Nitschke and Charles Nitschke

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