By Chris Worthy: September 30, 2016
Pam Hunter makes music happen — maybe not in the literal sense, but members and supporters of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra know that her hard work as the GSO’s office manager means the show goes on.
Hunter has faced great challenges, including the death of her husband and her own cancer diagnosis within six months, but her optimism and resilience abound. She lives by the notion that abundance is everyone’s divine birthright.
“Take time at the start of each day and at its close to count your blessings and be grateful,” she says. “I’m always surprised of this practice’s amazing ability to change my whole outlook and bring a positive spin to everything that comes my way. I wish I’d come up with this one but I’ll have to give credit to Wisconsin author Michael Perry, who coined the phrase ‘Gratitude is renewable energy.’”
Called an “unsung hero,” Hunter is said to live and breathe the GSO.
Hunter says the most beautiful thing about the Upstate is the generous spirit and friendly charm of its people, but the arts add much to an already wonderful place.
“Where I am ‘a regular’ — that’s most definitely in the audience mesmerized from the stirring music made by the other best thing about the Upstate, our wonderful Greenville Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel,” she says. “What a difference this organization and other arts organizations make to enrich and add value to our Upstate.”