Detroit Symphony Orchestra and FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation Initiate a Community Partnership

FAR will use Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center as its first location in Wayne County

Detroit, (Mar. 2, 2017) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and FAR Therapeutic Arts and Recreation today announced a community partnership.

Starting March 6, 2017, in partnership with the DSO, FAR will provide music therapy for special needs individuals at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center in Midtown Detroit—the home of the DSO. The new community partnership opens convenient access to music therapies for residents of Wayne County at this spectacular venue.

FAR President Pamela Ayres says: “The FAR team is very excited to be in such a convenient and beautiful location in Wayne County. This collaboration will provide the perfect DSOenvironment for our therapist to open the full potential of our clients with special needs.”

FAR has been providing creative arts therapy to the special needs community in Southeast Michigan since 1951. FAR’s board certified therapists have a track record of increased vocabulary, increased focus, increased confidence, and greater understanding of social skills. FAR not only provides the therapy but offers opportunities to participate in social settings with bands, theater, and summer camps.

This will be FAR’s third campus in Southeast Michigan and its first in Wayne County; the organization currently operates in Oakland and Macomb Counties.

FAR works with 1,200 individuals of all ages, races, ethnicities, faith traditions, and socio-economic backgrounds. FAR therapists provide creative arts therapies for any diagnoses, any age. In addition to private and group therapy, FAR provides services in 25 schools in 11 school districts.

 

About the DSO

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast, and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.