With concert halls remaining inaccessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Olympia Symphony, in collaboration with local organizations, will disperse musicians out into different areas of the community, either virtually or in-person, to serve, inspire, and bring hope to those most isolated by the pandemic.
Outreach to Transitional Housing & Shelters // In partnership with Emerald City Music, Drexel House (the Catholic Community Services 100-unit transitional housing facility on Olympia’s Pacific Ave), InterFaith Works (operating a shelter on Olympia’s Martin Way), and Family Support Center of South Sound, the OSO and ECM will provide monthly performances featuring Olympia Symphony musicians – arranged into small ensembles to maintain social distancing – and Emerald City Music’s resident artists. Performances will include music, storytelling, and dialogue with residents, occurring from October to December 2020. Sponsored by Olympic Dermatology & Laser Clinic.
Panorama Concert Series // Olympia Symphony small ensembles will provide interactive virtual performances for residents from February to May 2021. Sponsored by Panorama.
Outdoor Sound Experiences // In partnership with the City of Olympia, the OSO is creating twelve sound experiences at city parks. Park guests will access educational and interpretive audio soundtracks recorded by the Olympia Symphony via mobile devices while enjoying trails and scenic viewpoints around the Puget Sound.
Holiday Concert // After last year's resounding success, the Olympia Symphony will bring yuletide cheer into your homes through a free streamed concert, broadcast right before the holidays! Join us on December 22 at 7pm for "(At) Home for the Holidays:"! Sponsored by Olympic Dermatology & Laser Clinic, Olympic Rental & Landlord Services, Capital Heating & Cooling, and Thomas Architecture Studios.