Pacific Symphony expands “Heartstrings” community program

Posted on: June 8, 2011

California’s Pacific Symphony has announced the expansion of “Heartstrings,” a community program initiated six years ago that provides free access to concerts, enrichment activities, and transportation to underserved residents in partnership with Orange County agencies. The orchestra’s 2011-12 Heartstrings partners are the Anaheim City School District; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana; Children’s Hospital of Orange County; Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County; El Sol Science and Arts Academy; Friendship Shelter; MIND Institute; Orange County Rescue Mission; Orange County Children’s  Therapeutic Arts Center; Santa Ana Unified School District; Savanna School District; Talk About Curing Autism; The Wooden Floor; Think Together; and Working Wardrobes. In addition to distributing materials in advance of concerts and providing post-concert enrichment activities, the Pacific Symphony plans to customize services for its partners, including opportunities to incorporate music therapy into programming as needed by partner agencies.

Posted June 8, 2011