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Irvine grant: Your Song, Your Story

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra has announced that they are the beneficiary of a $580,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

The grant will go to fund a program in 2013 called Your Song, Your Story.

What is Your Song, Your Story?

“During this year-long program, residents of traditionally under-served San Diego neighborhoods will contribute their shared poems, stories and songs to an original multi-media piece, commissioned by the San Diego Symphony. The final product will be presented to the wider San Diego community in summer 2014.”

Symphony CEO Edward Gill commented on Your Song, Your Story as a continuation of the work the orchestra is already doing in the community. “We are proud of the strides that the San Diego Symphony has made in the arena of civic and cultural engagement throughout the past few years. This grant from The James Irvine Foundation will help us to make even greater achievements that will affect our community and its citizens for years to come,”

The piece will eventually be played at symphony hall and also at block parties within the communities that contributed to the composition. The scope of the piece extends beyond just the orchestra. Dance troupes and indigenous instrumental groups are also part of the planning.

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The San Diego Symphony Orchestra has announced that they are the beneficiary of a $580,000 grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

The grant will go to fund a program in 2013 called Your Song, Your Story.

What is Your Song, Your Story?

“During this year-long program, residents of traditionally under-served San Diego neighborhoods will contribute their shared poems, stories and songs to an original multi-media piece, commissioned by the San Diego Symphony. The final product will be presented to the wider San Diego community in summer 2014.”

Symphony CEO Edward Gill commented on Your Song, Your Story as a continuation of the work the orchestra is already doing in the community. “We are proud of the strides that the San Diego Symphony has made in the arena of civic and cultural engagement throughout the past few years. This grant from The James Irvine Foundation will help us to make even greater achievements that will affect our community and its citizens for years to come,”

The piece will eventually be played at symphony hall and also at block parties within the communities that contributed to the composition. The scope of the piece extends beyond just the orchestra. Dance troupes and indigenous instrumental groups are also part of the planning.

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