“The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra is set to bring one of the first initiatives funded by this year’s inaugural Creative Commonwealth grants to life,” reads an unsigned Tuesday (12/18) article in South Coast Today (Mass.). “The grants, awarded by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, were created as an outreach of the Boston-based Barr Foundation, to promote the power of arts and cultural programs initiatives to change communities across the state. More than $187,000 was awarded for nine initiatives in New Bedford and Fall River. Among them was the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Music in the City program, through which the orchestra will bring accessible pop-up concerts into the neighborhoods of New Bedford and Fall River to present an eclectic mix of performances to new audiences at community venues, especially in ethnically diverse areas. The orchestra was awarded $30,000 from the Creative Commonwealth program to help fund the program.… A free holiday concert Saturday … by the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Quintet with a special guest appearance by NBSO violinist Travis Rapoza … will take place at Kilburn Mill…. This free community concert is made possible by a partnership between Kilburn Mill and the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra.”

Posted December 19, 2018