Symphony Seeks Encore Volunteers to Develop "Performance in Harmony" Program
As Grand Rapids Symphony concert-goers age, unfortunately many find themselves no longer able to attend performances due to infirmity or a lack of desire to attend because they have no one to go with them.
Performance in Harmony, a new program in development at the Symphony, seeks to address those challenges and bring music back into the lives of older patrons.
Through the Performance in Harmony Program, concert-lovers would be paired with a friend or small group to attend concert performances. The program would identify patrons who have registered to attend a concert and who are looking for someone to attend the concert with them. Attendees could also be paired based on need. If a patron has mobility challenges, they could be paired with an able-bodied concert goer who could assist them throughout the evening.
The Symphony currently offers Coffee Classics, which are one-hour morning classical concerts that also include free coffee and pastries. Pairing attendees for Performance in Harmony would be ideal for these concerts because of the length of the concert and the social time.
Encore (age 50+) volunteers are being sought to help with the development of the program and creation of a database of patrons and pairings.
For more information, please contact Evette Pittman at EPittman@grsymphony.org or 454-9451 x124.