The Cagayan de Oro Symphony Orchestra is professionalizing its management with the organization of an association tasked with overseeing its human and financial resources, scheduling and production; negotiating and fulfilling contracts with musicians, venues, and vendors; and managing the details of the orchestra’s recording, electronic media, and outreach projects.
During the first general assembly of the Association of Cagayan de Oro Symphony Orchestra (ACDOSO) held 18th of October, 2023 at Room 201 of the North Academic Cluster, Liceo de Cagayan University, ACODOS President Krenz Banzon Sabanal said the professionalization of the orchestra management including operations, personnel management, development, marketing, community engagement, financial management, artistic planning, and the role of its officers.
Aside from Sabanal, Jamie Kristina V. Rojas is Vice President, while Maia Fortich Poblete is the Marketing & Promotions Head, with Maestro Horst Hans Bäcker as Chief Conductor.
After introducing the officers to the general assembly, Sabanal reviewed the Association’s Objectives and Seal, Membership Update while Poblete presented the group’s Marketing and Publicity, and Fundraising and Sponsorship.
Sabanal presented the Cagayan de Oro Symphony Orchestra’s mission which is to promote and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Cagayan de Oro community by providing exceptional orchestral music performances and educational opportunities for all residents of Cagayan de Oro and its surrounding areas.
Among its objectives are Fostering Orchestral Music in Cagayan de Oro, Providing an avenue for talented Musicians, Conduct Educational Programs and Workshops, Collaborations with Art Organizations, Charitable activities, and promote Tourism and Economic Development.
Its planned projects are expected to increase access to music education for youth and adults in the community; enhance cultural experiences for community members through live performances; nurture local talent and provide opportunities for their growth, and foster a sense of community pride and engagement.
For her part, Poblete said their Marketing, Publicity, Fundraising and Sponsorship Projects are aimed at building awareness/brand awareness, create interest, provide information, stimulate demand, relaunch the group, and reinforce the brand.
To attain these objectives, the following strategies were presented for consideration: social media, press conference to introduce ACDOS to the media, participate in or sponsor events, partnerships, and conduct a relaunching concert.
For its first project, the ACDOSO in partnership with Limketkai Center and CDO Toyzone will present the very first CDO Toy Show Symphony Orchestra mini concert, The Symphony of Distant Worlds, on 1:30 PM ,October 21, 2023) at The Atrium of Limketkai Mall, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City.
Under the baton of Conductor Krenz Banzon Sabanal, the Cagayan de Oro Symphony Orchestra will bring guests all to the worlds of Genshin Impact and Avengers through their world class music.
An enchanting concert awaits, don’t miss this once in a year experience. (Tito Mike)