A Weekly Newsletter for the WYSO Community June 2, 2020
In solidarity with those throughout our country responding to racial injustice, the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras is suspending planned communication in this week’s WYSO Weekly Tune Up.
WYSO was established 54 years ago with the idea that ALL children deserve to experience the transformational power of music. In this week when our world has been rocked by racial injustice, we turn to powerful musical voices who make tangible the hurt of what is often invisible.
We have found these performances by New York Philharmonic’s Anthony McGill, Julliard School’s Aaron Flagg, Allison Loggins-Hull(Teaching Artist at Carnegie Hall), Metropolitan Opera's Weston Sprott, and Titus Underwood(Nashville Symphony) make us sad, reflective, hopeful—and ready to work on closing the gap between our desire to serve communities and our readiness to confront racism.
The Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras stands unequivocally against racism and systemic oppression. Together we support our black students, families, and community. We value listening and believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of music to heal our world. We join our voices with the chorus around the world affirming that black lives matter.
The WYSO Weekly Tune Up is a weekly newsletter with the goal of connecting our WYSO community with stories taking place across our channels.