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SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY
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San Francisco, CA
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- NTEE Category:
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities
A69 (Symphony Orchestras)
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THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY SETS THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD, ENRICHES, SERVES, AND SHAPES CULT URAL LIFE THROUGHOUT THE SPECTRUM OF BAY AREA COMMUNITIES, MAINTAINS FINANCIAL STABILITY AND GAINS PUBLIC RECOGNITION AS A MEANS OF ENSURING ITS ABILITY TO FULFILL ITS MISSION
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Evidence of Impact
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) does an excellent job of engaging the students of San Francisco by bringing music into every K-12 classroom in the San Francisco Unified School District, free of charge. Their Adventures in Music teaches music to every child in grades one through five in San Francisco’s public schools, reaching more than 23,000 students. They are a leader in the arts industry and have been internationally recognized and praised for their dedication to art education, youth engagement, and high-quality productions. The San Francisco Symphony is a pivotal asset to the Bay Area art scene, shaping cultural life and enriching countless communities in the area.
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) has excellent leadership, programming, and marketing. They are an innovative leader as a top tier arts organization that has a strong international and civic presence. They are continuously finding new ways to be creative and cutting-edge. They sponsor a wide range of diverse orchestras and conductors. Overall, SFS is a stable organization with an eye on the future.
Areas for Improvement
The inclusion of non-western classical music would increase their audience reach. Community outreach and collaboration would also extend their impact. An updated marketing campaign that aligns with their overall mission would also benefit the overall effectiveness of the San Francisco Symphony.