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Since 1991, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has been connecting people who care with causes that matter. Through our grant-making and initiative work, we're making our community a better place for all of us—now, and long into the future.

2017 Play-Along with the SBSO

Community Foundation Announces 2018 Play-Along with SBSO

For the sixth consecutive year, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County will host a Play-Along with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra as part of its August 18 concert at the Chris Wilson Pavilion at South Bend’s Potawatomi Park. Part of the 2018 Community Foundation Performing Arts Series, this opportunity is open to all community musicians who would like the chance to perform with a professional symphony.

This year’s Play-Along piece is the “Ode to Joy” section of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, arranged by former SBSO tubist Jerry Lackey. Alastair Willis, music director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, will conduct. Both the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestras and The Music Village are supporting the 2018 Play-Along as performance partners, which means that these two organizations are recruiting and preparing groups of musicians who will be part of the Play-Along event. The Music Village plans to make parts available for nontraditional instruments such as ukuleles, banjos, and guitars.

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