Civic Engagement in Action

The League Presents Civic Engagement in Action

Transforming the lives of children and adults through music: some compelling examples. (also featured below)   

 

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Our Voices. Our City. Our Symphony.

Partnering with Soulsville Charter Academy, six symphony musicians commit to spend one morning a week with students in their 8th grade orchestra. As mentors, they use music as a tool to impact the students' lives.



 

The Philadelphia Orchestra 

The Camden Project was an intergenerational collaboration supported by The Philadelphia Orchestra, in conjunction with Respond, Inc., a social service organization that serves senior citizens and children. It resulted in artistic work created by seniors and orchestra members, which was performed by a high school choir, the seniors and members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.



Los Angeles Philharmonic

YOLA: Youth Orchestra Los Angeles
Gustavo Dudamel's signature program to transform young lives

Can you imagine a Los Angeles where every neighborhood's pride is its youth orchestra? The LA Phil's vision is to build youth orchestras in 'underserved' communities so that children can come together for music making that's both rigorous and fun. YOLA Expo Center Youth Orchestra – our first youth orchestra program, inspired by El Sistema, was established by the LA Phil in South Los Angeles in partnership with the Harmony Project and the EXPO Center, a facility of the Los Angeles Department of recreation and Parks. Over 200 students have free instruments, group lessons several times each week, and rehearse as an orchestra on Saturdays. Families meet regularly to engage in their own learning as they gain insight into their students' musical development.

 

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

“RUSTY MUSICIANS” WITH THE BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

On Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the Music Center at Strathmore, approximately 200 musicians joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra onstage to perform the first part of a two-night event titled “Rusty Musicians with the BSO.” Envisioned by Music Director Marin Alsop, local amateur musicians who played an orchestral instrument had the rare chance to perform with a professional symphony orchestra, as part of the BSO’s celebration of its fifth year at The Music Center at Strathmore, the Orchestra’s second home located in Bethesda, Md. A second crop of 200 “Rusty Musicians” will repeat the experience this evening. 

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ACADEMY (Summer camp for amateur adults) 

Envisioned by Music Director Marin Alsop, more than 400 local amateur musicians who played an orchestral instrument had the rare chance to perform with a professional symphony orchestra in a two-evening event that occurred in February 2010, dubbed “Rusty Musicians with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.” This community collaboration took place as part of the BSO’s celebration of its fifth year at The Music Center at Strathmore, the Orchestra’s second home located in Bethesda, Md. Due to Rusty Musicians’ success and continuing the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s mission to engage the community in meaningful ways, the BSO is offering its first-ever summer camp for amateur adults, called BSO Academy. Visit BSOacademy.org   for more information.