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Central Coast Voices: San Luis Obispo Symphony makes a lasting impact

For over 50 years, the San Luis Obispo (SLO) Symphony has provided a unique cultural experience and vital music education opportunities to communities throughout the Central Coast. Last year, more than 4,700 people from SLO County and beyond experienced the excitement of a live orchestral music performance by the SLO Symphony.

Committed to music education, the SLO Symphony believes music education is about more than just learning to play an instrument. Music helps us better connect to our world, express ourselves creatively, and communicate our emotions. Last year their programs served more than 1,900 students, through such programs as their orchestral string education in 13 local schools, the 192 students which participated in the Youth Symphony and the $19,000 in scholarships received by music education students.

Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with Catherine Lansdowne, Executive Director with the SLO Symphony, Abraham Perez, Music Education Director with the SLO Symphony, and Karen Loewi Jones, symphony violinist and musician and board member with the SLO Symphony as they discuss how this non-profit organization touches the lives of thousands of students each year, from San Miguel to Vandenburg, with music education, and impacts even more concertgoers and others through their contribution to the cultural and economic vitality of the central coast community.

Broadcast date: 8/8/19

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.