OWENSBORO – The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra’s Music “On Call” Community Engagement program will visit local retirement homes, assisted living facilities and senior activities centers throughout the month of May. Pianists, violinists, vocalists, brass quintets, woodwind trios, jazz combos, and even a full chorus will perform for residents of many different facilities next month in hopes the music will lift spirits and provide a therapeutic experience. Some of the locations include the Carmel Home, Park Regency, Fern Terra, One Park Place, Hermitage Care & Rehabilitation Center, Elizabeth Munday Activity Center, and Heritage Place.
“I just can’t say enough about the impact the Owensboro Symphony’s music has made and continues to make in the lives of our seniors!” said Dana Peveler, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Munday Activity Center. “We sincerely appreciate Music On Call enhancing the environment here at the Munday Center through the sharing of beautiful musical programs!”
Through this program the Owensboro Symphony is committed to reaching audiences that perhaps cannot or have not ever experienced the renewing power of a live and interactive musical performances. Symphony pianist Diane Earle, who will perform at several of the locations has said, “I love going to senior facilities and sharing the joy of music, it keeps us all young at heart.”
“We are so appreciative of the generous support of Owensboro Health. Events like these throughout the year would not be possible without grant monies from their Community Benefit Grant Program.” said the Symphony’s General Manger, Gwyn Payne.