Letters to the Editor

Festival Series has special tickets

I am pleased to once again remind you of a special arrangement the University of South Carolina Beaufort set up after my receiving a lovely letter in the fall of 2007.

As the university's contact for the USCB Festival Series, I received a beautifully written letter with elegant penmanship from an elderly Beaufortonian who simply signed the letter "Miss Judy." She expressed her love of music, classical music in particular, and her regret that the rising cost of living made it impossible for her to hear the wonderful musicians that the festival brings to Beaufort.

One of the primary motivations of the university and our generous donors in supporting these concerts is to give people of all ages and circumstances the opportunity to hear the music of the masters played by exceptional artists.

For several seasons, we have made free tickets available to high school music students, USCB music appreciation students and members of the Beaufort Youth Orchestra.

We also have "Miss Judy tickets" available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please tell the attendant that you would like a Miss Judy ticket and make a donation to the series if you wish.

I hope the student tickets and Miss Judy's initiative will fill our hall with people who truly love the artistry and music that this extraordinary series brings to our region.

All concerts are at the Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. on the following Sundays: Nov. 7, Dec. 12, Feb. 20, March 27 and May 1.

Lila N. MeeksBeaufort