SR Symphony reaching out to underserved kids
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The Santa Rosa Symphony will be providing an ear- (and eye) opening experience for youth who ordinarily would not have the opportunity to hear live classical music. 

The Symphony is offering selected nonprofit agencies that work locally with underserved youth free tickets to its Classical Series and Family Concert Series performances.

The new program, “Social Impact: Connecting Communities through Classical Music,” will offer more than 200 free tickets – 10 to each of 21 Classical Series performances and three Family Series performances during its 2013-2014 season – to partner agencies. All concerts are at the Symphony’s new home in Weill Hall at the Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center. Most seats are in the first row of the concert hall’s choral loft and provide an excellent view of the conductor and orchestra.

As a statement of support, the Santa Rosa Symphony will donate back 20 percent of the value of every ticket used to the partner agencies.  

An anonymous donor, who is sponsoring the Social Impact ticket program, said, “This is a uniquely designed program that brings young people to symphony performances while also benefiting both local social service agencies and the youth they serve.”

Agency participants are: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay, YWCA Sonoma County, Social Advocates for Youth, California Parenting Institute, Chops Teen Club and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Sonoma County.

 For more details, email Santa Rosa Symphony Development Director Kathleen Morgen at kmorgen@santarosasymphony.com.

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