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Community Engagement

The Boston Festival Orchestra believes that live music performance experiences are essential to developing a healthy and community-driven society. The BFO engages in youth music education outreach services year-round in Greater Boston and aims to continue strengthening its collaborations with local nonprofits to fund a variety of community partnership projects.

Youth Music Education Programs


The BFO partners with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts' Mentor2.0 program. BFO teaching artists lead workshops for teens at the Edward M. Kennedy Academy of Health Careers to develop mentor-mentee relationships, college preparedness, and decision-making through musical expression. 

The BFO partners with Horizons for Homeless Children, bringing BFO teaching artists on-site to lead music workshops for children aged 3-5. Workshops explore self-expression through music and creativity, including activities such as improvisation, dancing, and music notation activities. 

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The BFO serves as Ensemble-in-Residence at the New England Conservatory's 2024 Summer Orchestra Institute! This collaboration features BFO musicians working with students as coaches, teachers, and mentors, as well as a series of concerts led by BFO conductor Alyssa Wang.

Access Program

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The Access Program is part of the Boston Festival Orchestra's commitments to equitability and accessibility. Through this program, local nonprofits are provided with free and heavily discounted tickets to BFO events to distribute amongst their communities. The BFO recognizes that different populations face unpredictable and varied circumstances, so we work directly with partners in the Access Program to best serve each individual community.

If you would like to learn more about our Access Program, please reach out to Nicholas!

Future Community Partnership Projects

The BFO aims to strengthen collaborations with local nonprofits and fund community partnership projects that include:

  • a Sensory Friendly chamber music concert

  • creating a children’s book

  • developing a digital music education series for students


Our Current Partners

The Boston Festival Orchestra would like to acknowledge the following community partnerships for their services to the City of Boston and for their continued collaboration:

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