South Florida Symphony Orchestra

South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Culture Cares

Humanities at Work for Bahamas

The South Florida Symphony Orchstra) SFSO has undertaken a new Initiative called Culture Cares, poised to jump into social activism when a crisis occurs through the arts. 

When Parkland occurred, 30 of our SFSO musicians volunteered to perform at the BB&T Center for 8,000 attendees at a concert which raised funds for the survivors and the families affected by the tragedy. 

Last Saturday, our SFSO team attended the Arsht Center’s Arts Launch. Approximately twenty-five thousand people attended. Out of all of those, we had the phenomenal opportunity to meet three outstanding individuals. Xavier Cortada, volunteer chairperson of Miami-Dade Cultural Council and Christopher Norwood and Darryl Neverson from Hampton Arts who run the Historic Ward Rooming House in Overtown, built by people from the Bahamas. 

Through a convergence of kindred spirits of intention, the desire to address the disaster in the Bahamas and our new initiative, we are joining forces next Wednesday night, September 18, 2019. 

We have to move fast to for a number of reasons, the most compelling is the horrific conditions in the Bahamas, and the other is that the Gallery at the Ward Rooming House is closing the exhibition of Maya Angelou’s private collection, which you can read more about by clicking on the link below. 

The Gallery will open for a reception for our guests, whereby 100% of the funds raised will go to United Way/Miami Herald’s Helping Hands. They will give us an update on their efforts and collect much needed funds for the people of the Bahamas. Some musicians from the SFSO will provide the entertainment.

We invite you to join us. Let us know if you would like to get involved, volunteer, share it with your friends in the Miami area via email or on Social Media!

Jacqueline & Sebrina

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