Symphony Orchestra Augusta names new music institute

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Symphony Orchestra Augusta has a new name for it's music institute.

At a concert Saturday night the new Knox Music Institute was named in honor of the Knox Foundation's donation to the Hear+Now Campaign.

The plans for the institute were also announced and include classrooms for music education and a concert hall for events.

The symphony's executive director Mieko Di Sano says this was their way of saying thank you to the Knox family for their continued support.

"I think it's really an incredible opportunity for us here at the symphony to be able to honor a family like the Knox's who have been just absolutely so supportive of not only the arts here in Augusta, but of also downtown and their leadership gift to the Miller Theatre and their support has just been incredible," she says.

The renovations to the building should be completed by the 2016 season.

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