A report in Tuesday’s (10/18) St. Louis Business Journal states, “The St. Louis Symphony said today it received a $35,000 grant from MetLife Foundation and a $27,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, both of which will be used to support the MetLife Music Without Boundaries (MMWB) program to connect the region’s immigrant population with the symphony. MMWB activities in the 2011-2012 season will focus on deepening the symphony’s partnership with the International Institute, the organization said. Symphony musicians will perform free programs at the institute featuring music from a country or region that has substantial representation among the institute’s clients, followed by a symphony-provided lunch to allow interaction between the musicians and attendees. … Multicultural music also will be highlighted at a Feb. 8 On Stage at Powell program, part of a series of free concerts by symphony musicians that allow attendees to sit on stage with the performers. The February performance will feature African and African-American music.”

Posted October 19, 2011