Niswonger Foundation Sponsors Regional School Concert
KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RETURNS TO NPAC ON MARCH 15
On Thursday, March 15, the Niswonger Foundation provided funding for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra to perform at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC) for students throughout the first congressional district of East Tennessee. This concert marked the ninth year of support for this effort. Each year, more than 2,000 students from our region attend these performances. The students are treated to orchestra, dance, and opera by some of our state’s most talented musicians, vocalists and performers. Many, if not most, of these students have never attended an orchestral performance. The Niswonger Foundation supports the belief that developing an appreciation for the arts is an important aspect of becoming an educated person.
Comment received from Robbie Poteete, Eastview ElementarySchool
“I just wanted to take a moment on behalf of all the staff and students of Eastview Elementary to say thank you for your time, efforts, talent, and hard work that you do for our community and surrounding area. This morning’s orchestra concert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra is just a shining example of your hard work. It was wonderful to see and hear students enjoy themselves this morning. Without you, Mr. Niswonger and your entire staff at the Foundation, today would not be possible. From all of us at Eastview Elementary, we applaud you and say a big THANK YOU!”
Robbie Poteete, Eastview Music Specialist