Ohio’s Canton Symphony receives grant to fund free tickets for low- and moderate-income families

Posted on: November 12, 2019

“Canton Symphony Orchestra has received a grant from the PNC Foundation … to offer free orchestra tickets to families in Stark County,” writes Necole Sims in Sunday’s (11/10) Repository (Canton, OH). “The program, called CSO Free Pass, is in its second year. The free pass program allows adults with low to moderate income to attend orchestra concerts for free. Concert tickets for students under the age of 18 are always free. ‘Most young students can’t get to the Symphony without an accompanying adult, and those tickets have been too costly for many families. The Free Pass eliminates that problem,’ said Michelle Mullaly, president and CEO of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. ‘We are so grateful for the support from PNC through Free Pass for increasing accessibility to the orchestra and classical music to Stark County kids and families regardless of one’s ability to pay.’ … ‘PNC believes everyone should be able to enjoy these creative and enriching programs in our community,’ said Kevin Thompson, PNC regional president for Akron. ‘We’re proud to increase access to the Symphony Orchestra for Canton residents.’ Last season, 240 people participated in the program… Participants must attend a school or be a resident of Stark County.”

Posted November 12, 2019