Helping the world come together!
Street Symphony harnesses the convening power of music to invite connection and relationship
Street Symphony envisions a world where diverse communities practice empathy and build relationships
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.
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.
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10 YEAR CELEBRATION CAMPAIGN!
In celebration, our goal is to raise $100k and have other generous donors to match those raised funds. We are excited to continue our efforts to deepen our existing relationships and create opportunities to establish new one's as well. We are so deeply honored and blessed to be embraced by the Skid Row community. With your support, Street Symphony will continue towards another decade of authentic human connection through music.