"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts, such is the duty of the artist"
Street Symphony is an ensemble of musical humanitarians, dedicated to delivering live, world-class music to people living in impoverished, disenfranchised communities in Los Angeles.
Street Symphony musicians bring their human and musical talents to Skid Row - to homeless shelters and clinics, and Los Angeles County Jails - performing 120 concerts for over 2,500 people since August 2011.
Just this past month, we celebrated our 41st performance at the Los Angeles County Jails, where musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic were led by Street Symphony's Founder and Artistic Director Vijay Gupta
. (Pictured above, Street Symphony musicians and Judge Rand Rubin outside Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.)
Street Symphony Featured on NBC Nightly News
In every venue, for every community, our ensembles of world-class musicians reach out to deliver the tremendous healing power of music on the mind and soul – but more importantly, we encounter the ability of music to bring joy, harmony, humanity and unity to all people.
We are constantly reminded why we make music.
As Street Symphony develops a vital presence throughout Southern California, we face the persistent challenge of balancing truly extraordinary musical and human talent, the call-to-action of bringing incredible music to often ostracized and stigmatized people – and the Herculean effort to sustain it all. Your contribution helps us develop our musical and organizational family by creating opportunities for extraordinarily talented musicians/humanitarians to join the Street Symphony team, as well as inviting you, our community, to tell our story and become part of this journey.
Become part of this musical movement, growing roots in the heart of Los Angeles.
Donate to Street Symphony today.
Street Symphony, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
To a bright 2014 filled with heartwarming music,
(Robert) Vijay Gupta
Violinist, Los Angeles Philharmonic
2011 TED Senior Fellow