Our Outreach Program exists to deliver high quality concerts and projects to our community. We are committed to enriching people’s lives through music’s extraordinary power to communicate, inspire, and uplift, and we are dedicated to sharing beautiful music with those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to take part in a live symphonic concert. Our aim is to empower people through musical experiences and to raise the level of public awareness for marginalized groups, allowing those who live within the mainstream to develop a better understanding of - and more compassion for - those who have had very different life experiences.
Our Outreach concerts take place in many locations around Vancouver’s Lower Mainland including women’s shelters, community centers, concert halls, and in special needs homes. Through our free ticketing program we reach out to those who have not yet been touched by the magic of live, symphonic music. We believe that everyone should have access to live, professional music performances, whether that be in a concert hall or in another type of community gathering place.
Past seasons have included performances at at the Carnegie Library in downtown Vancouver, at Vancouver’s Aboriginal Friendship Centre, at the West Vancouver Senior Activity Centre, at the John Braithwaite Community Centre in North Vancouver, and at the Cascadia Adult Special Needs Home in North Vancouver. In fact, we shared the stage of Centennial Theatre with Cascadia’s Handbell Choir on May 15, 2010, in a joint performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and the World Premiere of Saint Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals for orchestra and handbell choir.
We look forward to expanding our Outreach Programs in the future, with the aim of reaching the broadest audience possible.
Lectures through ElderCollege at Senior Center
“I live in North Vancouver, and through my affiliation with Eldercollege at Capilano University I've attended the marvellous lectures on the symphony [by Sinfonia Orchestra]. This type of cross-culturalism is, I think, a benefit to all North Shore residents and gives residents an opportunity to enjoy the benefits of new directions provided by our university. Grant money that makes these benefits possible is very well spent.”
Blanche Howard, North Vancouver
Photos from Animal Tales with Cascadia Society, May 15, 2009