LSO awarded $5,000 from Consumers Foundation

Posted: 3:57 PM, Jan 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-21 15:57:25-05

Lansing Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has received $5,000 from the Consumers Energy Foundation to partially fund the Young People’s Link Up Concert on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The check will be presented before another education program, the Family Series at the Library mini-concert.

Consumers Energy will present their check of $5,000 to the LSO on January 24, 2016 before the Family Series at the Library mini-concert, Harp Harmonies, featuring LSO Principal Harp Brittany DeYoung.

The funding will go to support the Young People’s Link Up Concert in May.

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), the LSO has been participating in WMI’s Link Up program, THE ORCHESTRA ROCKS, during the 2015-2016 season. Link Up pairs orchestras across the country with schools in their local communities, inviting them to learn about orchestral repertoire through a year-long, hands-on music curriculum.

The culmination of the yearlong program is a live performance in which students have the opportunity to sing and play their recorders along with the Orchestra.