Friends of the BSO and the arts in general,
Please take some time to read this letter and follow the instructions below. The arts have suffered enough without a significant cut in the MD State Arts Council budget in these hard economic times.
As many of you know, the Governor's proposed FY10 budget includes a drastic 36% cut to the Maryland State Arts Council. If passed, this would be a devastating blow to the arts community. For the BSO, this would represent a cut of $700,000 on the FY10 budget (2009-10 concert season).
Please take a moment to click on the following link, enter your zip code, and write to your elected representative. There is an already scripted letter, which you can use as is, or feel free to edit. I can't emphasize enough how important it is that our legislators hear from us – silence will be taken as acceptance.
President & CEO