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Less than three weeks after coming on board, TFO’s new President and CEO Ignacio Barron Viela hosted the presidents of all three volunteer support groups to discuss plans for the coming season.  Ken Kwo, TFO Administrative Assistant and Guild Liaison was also in attendance.

On behalf of Tampa Friends of the Florida Orchestra, Jane Strom talked about how social and fundraising events have boosted membership and concert attendance, as well as contributing $8,000 to the Orchestra last season.

The North Suncoast Associates were represented by Lynda Olander, who discussed their popular Bravura Brunch event, while Bette Dolinsky, President of The Florida Orchestra Guild of St. Petersburg. Inc. invited Mr. Barron Viela to a joint event by all three organizations.

“Planned for mid-January, Harmony Across the Bay will unite over 100 music-lovers who volunteer their support for our Florida Orchestra,” explained Jane Strom, Tampa Friends of the Florida Orchestra President.

Pictured left to right:
Ken Kwo, Bette Dolinsky, Jane Strom, Mr. Barron Viela, Lynda Olander