Helping Our Community During Covid-19 Pandemic
 
DSO President & CEO Kim Noltemy delivering   food bags to Young Musicians families
DSO President & CEO Kim Noltemy delivering food bags to Young Musicians families
 
During this time of shut-down, many of you have asked how we can help in our community. Towards that end, Dallas Symphony Orchestra President & CEO Kim Noltemy has reached out to the DSO musicians, DSOL, and other constituents to share a need that the Young Musicians (see below*) families are experiencing currently. Young Musicians and Young Strings instruction has continued online to many of the students, but many of the students’ families are suffering with job loss and reduced school lunch programs. The Symphony has asked for help in two ways:

1)      Food and Supply Donations

 
The DSO is putting together care boxes for families. Suggested items: fresh fruits or vegetables, pasta, rice, canned goods, baking mixes, eggs, paper goods, disinfectant and cleaning products. Also needed – used or new tablet devices that the children can use for online music or school lessons. We will pick up donations from your porch.
Contact Kim Brannon.
 
2)      Financial Gifts
Thank you for your concern as you consider this need in our community at such a critical time.
 
*The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Musicians program provides free instruments and lessons to students in Southern Dallas through after-school and summer programming. All Young Musicians students participate in classes on their chosen instrument, as well as ensembles, drum circle and choir, with a progressive curriculum that includes social and emotional learning.



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President’s Letter Update Regarding Covid-19
March 23, 2020
 

Dear Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Family,

Our year together has been powerful and I’m grateful beyond words for your dedication to our mission. The Covid-19 Pandemic has created a time of uncertainty, to be sure. But I want to thank you all for the community you continue to be – checking in with one another, making each other laugh, thinking creatively as we support one another and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. My concern and prayer is for you and your families to stay safe and take all of the precautions you need to care for yourselves and others who might have need. In this time of limited access, we will continue to do whatever we can to support the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. We've had a successful year thanks to all of you and your unique gifts and your passion. We will continue to think creatively and work collaboratively with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra so they know and the community knows just how much we value the power of music in our world.

With love, joy, and health,

Kim Brannon
DSOL President