About

Helping the world come together!

Our Mission:

Street Symphony harnesses the convening power of music to invite connection and relationship

Our Vision:

Street Symphony envisions a world where diverse communities practice empathy and build relationships

Programs

Centered in practices of relationship, renewal, re-entry, and recovery, Street Symphony presents musical programs in Skid Row built on sustained relationships and partnerships with Skid Row organizations and community individuals.

Music with a mission

Monthly performance event dedicated to The Midnight Mission (TMM) participants occurring every 4th Thursday of the month after lunch services.

Music for the Soul

Every month, Street Symphony musicians and Downtown Women’s Center residents share meditative musical offerings to convene vulnerable spaces of community and conversation.

Drumming in the Park

In the Los Angeles Recreational Park, Ase Ashe Drummers, perform twice a month. Drumming events build community connections. Learn More

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History

Founded in 2011, Street Symphony has presented over 700 free, powerful musical events and workshops to Los Angeles communities disenfranchised by homelessness, poverty, and incarceration. Street Symphony presents regular events at Skid Row clinics and homeless shelters, permanent supportive housing agencies, and LA County Jails. Performance occurs on a monthly basis at 5 partner venues: The Midnight Mission, Downtown Women’s Center, The Weingart Center in Skid Row, PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) Community facilities, and education-based incarceration programs at 4 Los Angeles County Jail facilities. Street Symphony presents over 90 world-class events per year, reaching up to 10,000 people who would not have access to concert halls or public venues. The Street Symphony model of community engagement has been lauded as a new, radical model of how artistic institutions can authentically and equitably engage communities around them.

Over the years, Street Symphony programs have moved from ‘outreach’ to authentic, mutual engagement, creating spaces of cultural exchange and vitality with communities too-often relegated to the margins of society. Street Symphony programs are designed to create authentic connections, and a restorative lifeline, through the power of music.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!
Embarking on our 10th year in 2021, we set out a fundraising goal of $100,000, which - thanks to all of you - we accomplished! We're looking forward to keeping the momentum going with more concert events and workshops in the Skid Row community, as well as our upcoming public concert series launching this spring.

THANK YOU for an amazing decade of support, heartfelt connections, and an opportunity to embrace our spirits through music. We look forward to building another decade of relationships, connection, and community.

Please enjoy our 2021 - 10 Year Anniversary Lookbook Featuring a decade of history and looking forward to another!

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