JSEF Helps Fund Orchestra "Drum Drive"
Post date: Oct 15, 2009 3:02:27 PM
Thanks to a generous matching grant from the Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts, the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony orchestra (BARS) has a new set of four timpani.
Thanks to the generosity and support of its San Francisco area audience, donors, and community, BARS has purchased a brand-new set of Yamaha 6200 series timpani. These drums were unveiled at the June 4 BARS concert at the SF Conservatory of Music on Oak Street.
BARS gives a standing ovation to The Jon Sims Endowment Fund for the Performing Arts, the Castro Lions Club, T Wyatt & California Percussion, CF Howes, and M Saccomano for their efforts in helping us raise the bar.
Here are some photos from the night of the unveiling of the set of 4 timpani. See the JSEF home page for a video of the first-ever public performance on these timpani.
Above center left: Outgoing BARS Executive Director formally introduces the new set of 4 timpani to the audience.
Above bottom left: Percussion section leader Mark Saccomano performs a recital on the new timpani.
Above bottom right: JSEF Board Members Kathy Hennig, Loren McGlade, and Doug Litwin pose with BARS percussion section members and the new timpani.