Community, connection, and music in a “season of giving”

Posted on: December 15, 2020

“Giving is a partnership—a kind of oath of commitment for collective improvement and well-being,” writes David Amado, music director of the Delaware Symphony, on Monday (12/14) on the Charitable Giving Coalition blog. “It is a partnership that keeps art aloft. That so many choose to give an evening to the Delaware Symphony—engaging in an abstract world of sound and form—is extraordinary. That our community chooses to give of their time, energy, and resources is a humbling testament to the power of art…. During this season of giving, say ‘yes’ to encouraging all Americans to give to charity. ‘Yes’ to supporting the culture and core of our communities: our libraries and museums; our shelters and soup kitchens; services, like orchestras, whose roles are to make us more connected, healthier, gentler, and more human…. Let’s say ‘Yes’ to celebrating the indelible masterpieces of the past and discovering ones of the future. ‘Yes’ to art by, for and with those unfairly deprived by systemic cultural hurdles. ‘Yes’ to embracing diversity on stage and in the audience. ‘Yes’ to making great music a part of our communities’ lives.”