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COLORADO SYMPHONY JOINS #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW IN GLOBAL DAY OF GIVING AND UNITY
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Apr. 21, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony continues to #PlayOn, responding to the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing incredible digital programming like our Virtual Music Hour and special musician videos including the Virtual Ode to Joy. But help is needed to keep the music playing, so the Colorado Symphony is participating in the #GivingTuesdayNow Global Day of Giving and Unity.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropic activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.
At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.
The Colorado Symphony has received over 1.2 million views for the #PlayOn campaign through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube posts featuring musicians performing from home and the Virtual Music Hour series.
“Like so many companies and organizations throughout the country, the Colorado Symphony has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which forced us to go dark without a clear date to resume operations,” said Jerome H. Kern, CEO and Board Chair for the Colorado Symphony. “Despite the uncertainties presented by the pandemic, we will continue paying our full-time musicians and full-time stagehands through the end of the 2019-2020 season and administrative staff will be paid their full salaries and benefits for the balance of the current fiscal year which ends on June 30, 2020. We continue to evaluate the situation and the impact on the organization on a day to day basis as we return to live performance with the creative and innovative live music that you have come to know and love. We remain steadfast in our commitment to this community to return as soon as we can. Because of your dedication and support, we will #PlayOn.”
People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.
“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”
Those interested in joining the Colorado Symphony’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit coloradosymphony.org/giving.
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GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe. #GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.