Spartanburg Philharmonic Winter Concerts

The Spartanburg Philharmonic has a musical heritage dating back to the late 19th century. It began as the Spartanburg Music Association and grew over the years through a series of music festivals and an affiliation with the music department of Converse College. In 1948 the association became the Music Foundation of Spartanburg, which sponsored the Spartanburg Symphony Orchestra. Today the Spartanburg Philharmonic is under the musical direction of Sarah Ioannides, who is in her 7th year with the orchestra. Ioannides has made guest conducting appearances with symphonies in Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Here are some of the highlights of upcoming winter concerts.

The January 28 concert will begin with James Horners Titanic Medley. This selection commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. It will be followed by Bachs Concerto for Two Violins, featuring Sara Johnson, concertmaster, and Mary Irwin, Principal Second Violin. The concerto is a popular piece from the Baroque Period. Sibelius Symphony No. 2, D Major will also be on the program.

The concert on February 25 will feature the Augsburger Geigenbande, a string octet made up of members of the Schwamm family from Germany. The evening will begin with Mozarts Sinfonia Concertante, with Katharina Schwamm on violin and her sister Teresa Schwamm on viola. This will be followed by Poulencs Sinfonietta. The Philharmonic will perform during the first two selections. During the final part of the program the Schwamm family will perform Bavarian folk music, selections for fiddle, and even classic Beatles music. The evening promises to be entertaining for all.

On March 31 the audience will be treated to the U.S. premier of Swedish composer Andrea Tarrodis Zephyros, followed by Liszts Piano Concerto No. 1 and Beethovens Symphony No. 3, Eroica. The program will feature young pianist George Li, winner of the prestigious 2010 Cooper International Piano Competition. The 16-year old pianist has won numerous awards and received worldwide recognition as a talented soloist. Li has received a full four year scholarship to Oberlin Conservatory of Music. This will be his second appearance with the Spartanburg Philharmonic.

Performances are held at Twitchell Auditorium on the campus of Converse College. The auditorium is located at the front of the campus at 580 E. Main Street in downtown Spartanburg. Free parking is available in two adjacent lots on campus. Reserved tickets for the concerts range from $10-$35. In addition, the Spartanburg Philharmonic also sponsors Music Sandwiched In, a free lunchtime concert series at the Spartanburg County Public Library Headquarters. These are held on select Wednesdays from 12:15-1:00pm. This fun series showcases local and regional talent as well as preview selections from upcoming concerts.

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Eid, Tiki Agent Turnover soared up to 20%

Coming to Lebaran, increased shipping activity. One agent Tiki, Gilang, said if the outlets has increased to 20 percent when the business through delivery of services during the month of fasting than normal month.

In usual, Tiki’s agent is able to achieve a turnover of Rp 25 million per month. This turnover will also increase to 20 percent during the fasting month this year.

“The increase 20 percent during the fasting month this year, compared to normal operation before the fasting month,” said Gilang the Okezone in Jakarta.

Howling explained, during the fasting month, rising delivery to shipping documents and that in fact cakes as souvenirs. Meanwhile, shipments to overseas destination.

However, Gilang said, by the time the week before Hari Raya Idul Fitri, delivery of goods will be more towards the area of Sumatra Island.

“Shipping now (month of fasting) most similar documents souvenirs, the most distant delivery Papua, if abroad Singapore, but if most of the week before Eid to Sumatra, Medan,” he said.

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Income Tax Relief on Income Tax Debt in Canada – Who Qualifies

If you have an income tax debt in Canada, at times it can feel paralyzing. Income tax debt in Canada can grow at an alarming rate. Unlike our counter parts in the US who often turn to criminal action to enforce non-compliance, the Canada Revenue Agency relies heavily on imposing interest and penalties to penalize taxpayers who file late, fail to declare income or improperly declare expenses.

Once late returns have been filed or past returns have been re-assessed by the Canada Revenue Agency, their first step will be to assess a penalty on the tax debt. The Canada Revenue Agency’s next step will be to calculate interest on the income tax debt and penalties going backwards to the tax year when the tax debt occurred. The end result is that the taxpayer can end up owing more to the Canada Revenue Agency in interest and penalties than the principal tax debt. For example; an income tax debt of $20,000 may end up being more than $40,000 once the interest and penalties have been calculated.

In Canada, a taxpayer can apply for income tax relief under the Income Tax Act. This does not mean that the principal tax debt can be reduced. However, the Canada Revenue Agency can cancel all or part of the interest and penalties.

One way that a taxpayer can qualify for income tax relief under the taxpayer relief provision is because of extraordinary circumstances. Penalties and interest may be waived if an event has occurred that was beyond the taxpayers control and was the cause of the non-compliance. Some examples of extraordinary circumstances are natural disasters (fire, flood etc), a civil disturbance, a serious illness or accident, serious emotional or mental distress, the death of an immediate family member etc

Another way that a taxpayer can qualify for income tax relief on an income tax debt is if they are suffering from extreme financial hardship. If the taxpayer can substantiate that they cannot pay because of job loss, they cannot pay the interest charges but could pay the principal tax debt, payment of the interest charges would interfere with their ability to provide basic necessities like shelter, food and transportation; in these cases the Canada Revenue Agency may waive all or part of the interest and penalties owing on the tax debt.

Finally, income tax relief on an unpaid income tax debt may be granted if the cause of the interest and penalties was caused, all or in part, by the actions of the Canada Revenue Agency. Some examples of this are processing delays; errors in material which led the taxpayer to file a return based on improper information, incorrect information being provided to the taxpayer by the Canada Revenue Agency, like errors in processing and undue delays.

An application for income tax relief is an official process that should be handled by a professional if you would like to increase the likelihood of your application being accepted.

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