Rhapsody Arts Center

Community Outreach Programs

Classical Conversations

Rhapsody is working with the Verona Senior Center to create a program in which 30 participants, young and old, attend Madison Symphony Orchestra concerts during the regular 2016-2017 season. Before each concert, participants will share a meal and learn about the music they are about to enjoy together.The meal and educational presentation will take place at the Verona Senior Center and the concert will take place at the Overture Center in Madison.

The goals of this program are to start an inter-generational dialogue about culture, to demonstrate the importance of life-long learning and to provide a social activity for senior citizens. Having lunch together is a very conscious effort to bring people together over a meal to converse and interact. Rhapsody will draw from its network to invite qualified music history experts to present about the pieces that will be played. The presentation will focus on the significance of the work, on the composer and any relevant cultural aspects.

The program is open to any senior citizen and any student with a parent/guardian that would like to participate. We will promote the program through local news outlets, social media and printed advertisements. Tickets ($20 each) will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, contact the office!

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The Rhapsody Trio (Emma, cello; Ilya, violin; and Leo, piano) performing for Gilda’s Club in Middleton.

Contact us to see about the trio coming to your special event!