Philharmonic touts successful year, upcoming concerts

The Columbus Indiana Philharmonic is coming off a successful and profitable year, where the local orchestra saw the donation of a grand piano by Enkei America and the donation of its long-time office building by the Haddad family.

The orchestra gave its annual report yesterday.

In February, the orchestra announced that Enkei had donated the world-class Shigeru Kawai grand piano.

Music director and conductor David Bowden said there will be a special concert coming Sept. 17th that will be attended by the president of Enkei, Junichi Suzuki, and the president of the Kawai piano corporation, Hirotaka Kawai, to honor the donation of the instrument. He said the two are friends from grammar school:

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Bowden said the orchestra is firing on all cylinders. The orchestra showed a profit of $7,000 based on revenue of $817,000 and expenses of $810,000.