Symphony on the Road
Through its Symphony on the Road program, Augusta Symphony and Community Chords bring symphonic music to rural neighboring communities for education enrichment and community building. This initiative provides opportunities for cultural experiences and personal growth through in-school concerts for elementary through high school age students and a free community concert. Additionally, middle and high school students, especially band students, have opportunities to interact directly with professional musicians during side-by-side rehearsals and through panel discussions on music careers. For elementary students, Augusta Symphony musicians play Classroom Concerts to get kids excited about music learning and expose them to classical and chamber music. For many young students, these musician interactions and concerts are their first introduction to live symphonic and classical music. Symphony on the Road culminates with an accessible, free community concert for all community residents.
Over the years, this program has impacted communities such as Jefferson, Burke, McDuffie, and Lincoln counties in Georgia and Edgefield and Aiken counties in South Carolina. For FY2022-2023, Symphony on the Road will be partnering with McCormick County School District and McCormick Arts Council at the Keturah (MACK) in McCormick, South Carolina.
Thank You Sponsors
Porter Fleming Foundation
Greater Augusta Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Georgia Council for the Arts