Symphony players go to jail

Symphony players go to jail


norman lebrecht

January 28, 2016

The Kansas Symphony has a program for playing in prisons. They tried it out this week.

Gives a whole new upbeat dimension to the term ‘orchestral lockout’.

Watch here.

kansas symphony jail


  • Nick says:

    Hasn’t Muti been visiting prisons with members of the CSO throughout his tenure in Chicago?

  • Bernard Labadie says:

    Kudos to the great musicians of the Kansas City Symphony! People with silver ears and golden hearts… Can’t wait to be reunited with you soon!

    • William Safford says:

      And best wishes to you and your recovery! We missed you when Les Violons du Roy performed last year. Mathieu covered for you ably, but it is good news that you are convalescing.

  • Eddie Mars says:

    The ENO Outreach program was playing opera in prisons in the 1980s

  • Eric says:

    This is not a new concept, but it’s wonderful to see these important outreach efforts getting attention in the media. Music knows no bounds.