The Phoenix Symphony Continues Cutting-edge B-Sharp Music Wellness A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project with Initiative to Help the Homeless and Alzheimers

The Phoenix Symphony Continues Cutting-edge B-Sharp Music Wellness A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project with Initiative to Help the Homeless and Alzheimer’s
Symphony’s Education Outreach Extends to Local Health Centers

PHOENIX-The Phoenix Symphony’s signature health and education program, B-Sharp Music Wellness: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project continues in the 2014-15 season joining other outreach initiatives by The Phoenix Symphony.

B-Sharp Music Wellness’s: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project for the Homeless is a multi-faceted music wellness experience for healthcare and community facilities that serve the homeless. The primary goal of the initiative is to use music as a catalyst for joy and self-expression for individuals who often feel powerless and silenced. As these individuals connect with music, and in some cases rediscover lost talents, they gain confidence, strength and self-esteem. These joyful experiences help transcend the obstacles of poverty and will be held at the following locations: Tumbleweed Center for Youth, Lodestar Day Resource Center, St. Vincent de Paul, Circle the City, and UMOM New Day Centers.

B-Sharp Music Wellness: A W.O.N.D.E.R. Project for Alzheimer’s is a program designed for individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias as well as their care partners, participants attend Friday morning Coffee Concerts and receive an exclusive pre-concert chat about the day’s music with Principal Timpanist Bruce Pulk. Other optional program components include backstage tours and a “lunch on your own” with fellow participants at a nearby restaurant following the concert. Registration and discounted ticket purchase required. The first program takes place October 3 with a pre-concert chat at 10 a.m., one hour before Coffee Classics Program for Appalachian Spring at Symphony Hall.

The Phoenix Symphony gratefully acknowledges the Rob and Melani Walton Fund of The Walton Family Foundation for their generous support of B-Sharp programs.

Media Availability: Media is invited to attend any of the programs mentioned above. Please contact publicrelations@phoenixsymphony.org for coordination and more information.

Each year over 120,000 students connect the exciting world of music to literature, history, math and science through The Phoenix Symphony. For more information about The Phoenix Symphony visit www.phoenixsymphony.org.

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