Street Symphony Programs
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Street Symphony works with key organizational partners to present regular monthly engagements for communities affected by homelessness and incarceration in LA County. Our projects create platforms for oppressed communities to find and share their artistic, human voices. Our educational programs focus on creating and sustaining environments for professional and emerging artists to move into vital, powerful roles as agents of cultural change through citizen artistry.


Music with a Mission

Take What You Need

Education Based Incarceration
The Messiah Project

People Assisting the Homeless

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Held at the downtown Los Angeles 12-step recovery program, this monthly program is dedicated to Participants of Midnight Mission’s programs as well as members of the homeless community-at-large in Skid Row.

Upcoming Events

Free, open-to-public performances begin at 1:30pm at The Midnight Mission.

The Midnight Mission in Skid Row (map)
601 S San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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The Messiah Project

Initiated by a California Arts Council grant in 2015, the Messiah Project is an annual community sing-along celebration held at The Midnight Mission in Skid Row. This culminating yearly event is presented after a series of free community workshops held throughout Skid Row. The Messiah Project presents excerpts of Handel’s beloved Messiah alongside works commissioned for and created by members of the Skid Row community, with community members as soloists, choristers and participants alongside Street Symphony musicians from the LA Philharmonic, LA Master Chorale and Colburn School.

To volunteer and for more information, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Upcoming Events

4/26/2018 – 2PM
5/24/2018 – 2PM
6/21/2018 – 2PM
7/26/2018 – 2PM
8/23/2018 – 2PM
9/27/2018 – 2PM
10/25/2018 – 2PM
11/29/2018 – 2PM


The Street Symphony Fellows is a new initiative of Street Symphony, dedicated to exploring “Citizen-Artistry” in Los Angeles and beyond. Street Symphony Fellows receive a year of intensive instruction musical performance and the intersection of arts and social justice. Fellows can be members of the Skid Row community, as well as emerging artists graduating from university and conservatory. To learn more about the Street Symphony Fellows Program, please contact us (at [email protected])

Brian Palmer, vocalist
Christina Collier, vocalist
Ben Shirley, composer

Don Garza, vocalist

Jena Vangjel, trumpet – Baton Rouge, LA

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Education Based Incarceration

​Street Symphony ensembles engage male, female, gay and transgender populations in monthly education-based incarceration programs at 5 Los Angeles County jail facilities, including Men’s Central, Twin Towers, Lynwood and Pitchess detention facilities.

Upcoming Events

June: Pitchess Detention Center
July: Pitchess Detention Center
August: Men’s Central Jail
September: Twin Towers Jail
October: Pitchess Detention Center
November: Twin Towers Jail and Pitchess Detention Center

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People​ ​Assisting​ ​the​ ​Homeless (PATH)​

PATH provides permanent supportive housing to formerly homeless individuals in Los Angeles. Street Symphony ensembles deliver intimate, monthly events at a variety of PATH facilities for residents and staff.
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