San Diego Symphony's Music Connects Program: Bringing Music to All

Music Connects is San Diego Symphony’s program dedicated to the accessibility of classical music. From free tickets to performances for San Diego’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods to special events for active and veteran military members and their family, we understand the value of inclusion and connection in supporting a thriving arts community.  

One of the many highlights from the Music Connects programs this past holiday season was the San Diego Symphony’s participation in Rady Children’s Hospital’s annual Light the Way celebration and parade on December 6th. This annual event is a heartwarming show of support that brings hope and light to the patients, their families, and the dedicated medical staff of the hospital during the holiday season. During the Symphony’s brass quintet performance of holiday selections, a parade of lights from the San Diego lifeguards and firefighters in their trucks and cars lit up the night for all to see, inside and outside of the hospital.  


Additionally, on December 12th, the San Diego Symphony had its first performance at East Mesa Reentry Facility Detention Center as part of its benefits opportunities such as work programs, educational incentives and job skills training. A string quintet of Symphony artists made the journey to the facility located in Otay Mesa and played a festive holiday concert for 50 community members as well as 20 Sherriff’s deputies and facility staff. It was an opportunity for the San Diego Symphony to perform in a unique space as well as a rare opportunity for the onsite audience members to experience live classical music.  

San Diego Symphony’s Music Connects program provides opportunities to participate in and experience live orchestral music throughout the year. Some other recent program offerings include performances at UC San Diego Park & Market, Las Colinas Women’s Detention and Reentry Center, Southwestern College Performing Arts Center, and the Youth Transitional Center.  

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