NBSO Awarded Wicked Cool Places Grant

Feb 16, 2021

The New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO) is pleased to announce the approval of a $7,400 Wicked Cool Places grant, financed by the city of New Bedford’s Arts, Culture and Tourism Fund.  News of the grant came from the New Bedford Economic Development Council regarding the implementation of the NBSO’s proposed project, “Music in the Streets”.  Music in the Streets will enable the NBSO to collaborate with a number of organizations in the area, bringing music to streets and outdoor locales across the city.  A goal of the project is to bring cultural vitality to areas in New Bedford by performing musical concerts with partners.  Partners may include Love the Ave, New Bedford Housing Authority, New Bedford Parks, Third Eye Unlimited, Cape Verdean Association and other groups. The concerts will be free and open to all, and may vary from solo musicians to quintets.

The NBSO has been playing classical music in New Bedford for over 100 years and has a robust education program that reached over 8,000 children in 2019. The NBSO is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Learn more at www.nbsymphony.org