Sponsor Testimonials

"Jazz Upstairs has the best jazz performances in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.  While in New York City we had the opportunity to attend a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  The performances at Jazz Upstairs are as good or better at a fraction of the cost.  We chose to be an artist sponsor to help promote live music in the Lehigh Valley.  Fortunately, we were able to give back to the community that has been so good to us.  It is our hope that other families will consider doing the same."

~Jack & Carol Bury

"Throughout our 75 year history, Highmark Blue Shield has maintained a strong commitment to the communities we serve.  We want to work together to help build stronger, healthier communities, and an important aspect of achieving that goal involved the arts.  For example, research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has shown that the arts and arts programs have positive effects on physical health, cognitive health and social well-being.  As the region's leading health and wellness company, we are proud to support the arts and Allentown Symphony Association.  We are grateful for Allentown Symphony Association's partnership in helping to make our community vibrant and healthy."  

            ~Jane L. Brooks, Community Affairs, Highmark Blue Shield / Highmark Foundation support

"A few years ago I noticed that the Allentown Symphony Orchestra was performing the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor.  It had been a favorite of mine, and I'd never heard it performed live.  My wife and I decided to attend and "give it a listen," for we had never attended a Symphony concert at that point.  I had no real expectations, but was curious to hear what the ASO could do.  I was so surprised at the results!  Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the concert, and the levels of professionalism and talent were eye-opening and astounding!  We made up our minds to become subscribers for the following season.  Some time later I looked into providing support for this hometown "gem" and for the past few years I have been privileged to sponsor some concerts.  I don't sponsor because of the benefits of ad space in the program or any other amenities of sponsorship.  I do so because I believe the Symphony should be supported, allowing it to continue to grow and have a long life in our community.  It provides outstanding, "big-city" music right here in the Lehigh Valley, and brings in talent from all parts of the world to entertain and enlighten us.  Sponsorship is indeed a privilege, and it is one of which I am particularly proud.  The Allentown Symphony is vital and needs to continue that vitality into its future in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley."  

            ~Dr. Michael Conrad, DDS, The Dentist Down the Lane

"Phoebe is always looking for opportunities to partner with community organization, and our support of Miller Symphony Hall also helps promote Phoebe and our services to our core audience."

            ~Brynn R. Buskirk, Marketing & Community Relations Director, Phoebe Ministries