The Little Orchestra Society™ seeks to provide
engagement and outreach opportunities for the
growing number of underserved seniors in New York
City through Project 65Plus. In this program, the
Orchestra recognizes seniors as both individuals and
caregivers by highlighting the importance of lifelong
learning in the rapidly expanding senior population, as
well as the increasing number of grandparents who are
the primary caregivers for children. Through Project
65Plus, senior New Yorkers are provided with tickets
free-of-charge through various public and social
service organizations to experience arts enrichment and
continuing education at the Orchestra’s evening adult
concerts and pre-concert seminars, as well as to attend
weekday dress rehearsals and weekend performances of
performances with the children in their care.
The Little Orchestra Society’s™ programs are
supported, in part by public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
in partnership with the City Council. Additional
funds come from the New York State Council on
the Arts, a state agency.
I cannot express how grandfamilies feel about attending The Little Orchestra Society™ concerts. It provides an opportunity that the families would not have been able to afford... The children enjoy seeing and hearing something new and different. The grandparents mentioned that the children would often request lessons on how to play the piano, violin, trumpet or any other musical instruments featured in the concert.
- NYC Department for the Aging, Grandparent Resource Center