R.I. Philharmonic awarded $75,000 grant for social justice initiatives

LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL children play along with the R.I. Philharmonic during an Education Concert in 2013. A new grant from the Hearst Foundation is earmarked to bring music education to underserved children. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC/RAY LARSON
EAST PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School has received a $75,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation Inc. to support the organization’s social justice initiatives that bring music education to underserved elementary, middle and high school students. The philharmonic said national research and its own data demonstrate that children living in less-affluent…

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