Category: Access to Music

Grand Rapids Symphony holds annual Access to Music for residents of American House

As declining health nudges many seniors toward a move to assisted living communities, access to the arts, including orchestral performances, is important for residents who have always enjoyed going to the symphony. Faced with decreased mobility, some seniors simply forfeit their season tickets and visits to their local symphony orchestras. However, American House Senior Living Communities is working to ensure its residents don’t have to abandon their love of experiencing live,... Read More
Posted by Guest Blogger at Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Grand Rapids Symphony's audience grows by thousands, thanks to new opportunities with Symphony Scorecard

Lois Alexander, a lover of classical music and a Grand Rapids Symphony season subscriber for years, knows well the power of classical music, especially music performed live. “I find it such a peaceful and calming experience,” Alexander said. As a former Resident Services Specialist for Grand Rapids Housing Commission, she also knows it’s an experience that’s not available to everyone, particularly those with financial challenges. That’s what inspired the... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Celebrate ‘Giving Tuesday,’ and double your impact on Grand Rapids Symphony’s music education programs and more, thanks to Wege Foundation

Grand Rapids Symphony musicians are everywhere. Not only on stage, but in classrooms, health care communities and unexpected places across West Michigan, sharing music that warms the heart, stirs the soul, and changes lives for the better. Emma Burns, a student at Central Montcalm Upper Elementary School who attended a Grand Rapids Symphony Fifth Grade concert earlier this year, saw her artwork projected above the orchestra during the program. She called it an “amazing... Read More
Posted by Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk at Tuesday, November 22, 2016

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