This program has been specifically designed to reach older adults unable to attend a symphony orchestra concert or rehearsal. Providing engaging chamber ensemble performances in Nursing Homes and Aged Care settings, WASO musicians visit with older adults and share stories about life working in an orchestra and what they like about particular pieces of music they are featuring in their concert. These concerts are much-loved by our musicians, who enjoy taking their audiences on a journey of music through the ages.
"We have many residents with moderate cognitive impairment (and higher) who remained seated and attentive throughout the concert. They reacted with smiles, clapping and even some tears (Moon River provoked some beloved memories for at least one of our residents), and many spoke of their enjoyment of the music following the performance." -Occupational therapist.