Ode to Joy for Sound Minds

This poem for Symphony Gives Week was inspired by a photo of Sound Minds student Stephanie, reunited with her beautiful, blue cello.

Sound Minds student Stephanie and her blue cello

When you give during the Symphony Gives Week campaign through May 8 you give opportunity and boost the futures of at-risk local students, as well as supporting the future of the orchestra and our acclaimed resident composer program.

And when you give $100 or more, you’ll also receive a one-of-a-kind poem, typed by hand on an old typewriter, and tailored to the topic of your choice.

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“My violin is filled with joy.”



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