CLINTON — The Clinton Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual fund-raiser, “A Symphonic Affair,” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Clinton Country Club.

Cost for the event is $25 per person. It will feature an appetizer buffet, live and silent auctions, entertainment throughout the evening, a short annual meeting of the CSO Association and a cash bar.

Those attending will learn about plans for the 2006-2007 concert season and the three guest conductors who are candidates for the permanent position of music director/conductor.

“Next year is going to be a very interesting year for the symphony,” said Rob Engelson, president of the CSO board of directors. “We’ll be auditioning three highly talented and exciting conductors, one of whom will be the next music director of the CSO.”

He said this is a transition year for the symphony and it is going to need the moral and, most importantly, financial support of the membership and of the entire regional community.

“That’s why we hope to have a huge crowd attend the benefit auction, which is our major fund-raiser of the year,” he said. “There will be a delightful array of auction items, which can be previewed at the Symphony’s Web site, The event is always a lot of fun, and we hope that people who haven’t attended in the past will join with us this year.”

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