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Behind the Scenes

Quincy orchestra’s fund-raising concert is a popular choice

When Helenann Wright, president of the Quincy Symphony Orchestra, wore her “Quincy Symphony” T-shirt, too many people told her they didn’t know that the city had a symphony.

The orchestra had a recognition problem, Wright said. The auditorium was one-third filled for concerts. So when the orchestra found a new home a few years back in the beautiful auditorium of the new Quincy High School, its board decided to try something new: make concert admission free, and put a big bowl for donations at the ticket table.

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