SAVANNAH, GA – April 4, 2016 – · The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus’ Artistic Director and Conductor was honored for his dedication to the arts in our community at the 2016 Tribute to Community STARS luncheon last Friday.

The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council recognized 28 people from business, government, education, healthcare and non-profit organizations for their service and dedication in the community or at work.

Peter Shannon receiving awardPeter Shannon was the only representative from the arts to receive an award at this tenth annual event which was organized by Savannah’s Technical College’s group of young professionals who are charged with expanding the awareness of the college and its mission.

Irish born Shannon, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, was sponsored for this prestigious award by Judy & Dick Eckburg who commented “Peter is an extremely talented and inspiring person.  He has enthusiastically brought great music to Savannah that is enjoyed by hundreds of grateful patrons of the arts.”

Generally recognized for his dedication to quality programming since taking the helm at the Philharmonic in 2009, this organization goes from strength to strength and Shannon is personally responsible for starting the Integrative Medicine Program which brings the power of music to very sick children and adults at Memorial Hospital.  Accepting the award Shannon said “I love my job and the people I work with: I am allowed to conduct some of the most glorious music that mankind has composed and I get to share these moments with my wonderful orchestra, chorus, board and friends.”


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