Street Symphony is bringing people together, at a time when our country is more divided then ever. As an organization, we are constantly asking ourselves, "What is the role of artists in our world?"
We tell stories. We ask questions. We build bridges.
In a world wracked with mass homelessness, mass incarceration and extreme poverty, Street Symphony is the brave and undeniable sound of social justice. It is the voice of people - world-class musicians and destitute communities, together - who show us how to belong.
Street Symphony - comprised of leading musicians from the LA Phil, the LA Master Chorale, the Colburn School and the community of Skid Row, perform Handel's "Messiah".
Our efforts are constantly expanding: this year, Street Symphony partnered with the Lineage Performing Arts Center of Pasadena to bring several nights of storytelling and live music in conjunction with live dance to the world-at-large. We were awarded a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. Our ranks swell with young musicians from the Colburn School and talent from Skid Row, eager to lend their voices to our cause while learning how to sustain the warmth, joy, and purpose they feel when they make music for Street Symphony.
Street Symphony Founder and Artistic Director Vijay Gupta addresses the Skid Row community at the 2nd annual Messiah Project at The Midnight Mission.
We are changing the lives of so many people - not just the underserved, but also ourselves. We are starting a dialogue, to understand how to be citizens.
And now, we need your voice. We rely on your generous support to make Street Symphony a Symphony without end. Please make a tax-deductible contribution today.
We are grateful to continue bringing music to our world.
Vijay Gupta, MM, LHD
Violinist, Founder/Artistic Director