Lexington Symphony receives NEA grant for education program

Posted on: April 25, 2012

A report Wednesday (4/25) on the Boston Globe’s site Boston.com states, “The Lexington [Massachusetts] Symphony has been awarded a $10,000 National Endowment for the Arts Works grant for its children’s education program, Orchestrating Kids Through Classics. Orchestrating Kids Through Classics, begun in 2009, served nearly 3,000 children from around the region. The grant will allow the symphony to expand the program … ‘As musicians, we love Orchestrating Kids because it reaches students from all different communities and gets them thinking about classical music in an exploring, unconventional way—they are inspired to try out new sounds, new ideas, a new instrument,’ Rebecca Hawkins, Lexington Symphony violinist and grantwriter, said in a statement. Children enrolled in the program are from area communities including Lawrence, Dorchester, Framingham, Wilmington, Burlington, Arlington and Medford. The program was started with funding from the Lexington Education Foundation. … The Lexington Symphony is one of 96 not-for-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.”

Posted April 25, 2012