By Claire Rootjes
CSO Board of Directors
I support Cascade Symphony Orchestra because it has been a part of my family for three generations.
My grandmother, Alice Dawson, was integral to Cascade Symphony’s beginnings in 1963, and she served in various roles for years to come. My mother, a charter member, my sister, and my aunt represent our family today in the viola, violin, and cello sections, respectively.
Monday night Cascade Symphony rehearsals and concerts were a foundational memory of my childhood, and I was excited to reconnect with Cascade Symphony as an adult, as a board member and supporter. Cascade Symphony is an important part of my – and our community’s – past and future.