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Community-Embedded Musician Dave Connor with one of the “Littles” from Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Symphony partners with a variety of social service agencies throughout the Greater Houston area, including Star of Hope and other women’s and homeless shelters, senior centers, and other organizations, such as Interfaith Ministries and PAIR (Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees), to enrich the lives of clients, empower individuals from all backgrounds, and bridge diverse communities through music.

Partnerships with various non-profit organizations and community programs—including Baker Ripley, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Dress for Success—also help the Symphony serve Houstonians. The Symphony partners with early childhood development programs, such as the Prelude Music Foundation, to provide music engagement experiences to more than 850 students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Through projects such as participation in the National Alliance for Audition Support, Sphinx Virtuosi tours, and the Sphinx “Soloist Program,” the Symphony also works with the Sphinx Organization, a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

Through these partnerships, clients interact with musicians on site at their own organization and experience Houston Symphony concerts at Jones Hall. These partnerships are meant to enrich the lives of the clients, empower individuals from all backgrounds and bridge diverse communities through music.

THE 2021–22 SEASON

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