2014-15 Season Successfully Concluded
"We are grateful for the tremendous support provided by the sponsors listed below and by the citizens of Frisco and McKinney for welcoming us as your new resident orchestra. As we conclude our inaugural 2014-15 season, we look forward to the opportunity to grow and prosper along with your cities, and to become an important component of your rich and expanding cultural arts."
Frisco Residents Pass Proposition No. 8 Approving $10 Million Bond for Performing Arts Center (PAC)
On May 9, 2015. Frisco residents voted by a margin of approximately 60% to 40% in favor approving City Proposition No. 8 to provide funding to evaluate the feasibility of constructing a Frisco PAC. This provides the City Council with the authority to sell $10 million dollars in bonds for this purpose. The Council retains additional authority approved in a 2006 election to sell an additional $4 million in bonds that can be used toward a Frisco PAC.
Odysseus encourages Frisco residents to express your support to the City Council to prioritize this measure and promptly explore the feasibility of the Frisco PAC, the potential for public-private partnerships, and other means to make this a reality.
Kudos to the Frisco Citizen Bond Committee for pursuing this measure, to Tammy Meinershagen for her tireless efforts in educating the public, to Wendi McGowan-Ellis of Lifestyle Frisco for her thorough article explaining the impact of this proposition and dispelling misconceptions advanced by the opponents, and to others contributing to its passage.
Art Work Courtesy of Anne Royer (http://anneroyer.com)
The orchestra is grateful to Anne Royer for providing the exceptional art work that enhances our concert programs and promotional materials, as seen throughout our website.
Anne Royer's work focuses on color and composition, and encompasses a broad range of subject matter. She is most enthusiastic about music, the synergy between musicians and artists, and creating paintings live during music events. Anne is the Director of the Arts and Music Guild, and participates in the McKinney Art Studio Tour, the Art Club of McKinney, and the McKinney Creative Community. In McKinney, Anne's work is shown at Orisons Fine Art and Framing Gallery.
Anne earned a fine arts degree from Austin College and three Master's Degrees from Yale University: Religion and Visual Arts, East Asian Studies and the History of Art. She currently teaches art history at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, and at Collin College in the SAIL program. She teaches painting and drawing in her McKinney studio and at the McKinney Art House. She also contributes regularly to the Dallas Morning News, McKinney Magazine and other publications, and currently teaches and lectures at Collin College.