Opera Theater of Saint Louis will experiment with reaching younger and more diverse audiences with a variety of programs, including one that will send singers into houses of worship to perform, to work with choirs and to connect with people who do not normally go to the opera.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will start a new concert series pairing performances of contemporary classical music with indie rock artists. And Cal Performances, at the University of California, Berkeley, plans to build on its recent efforts to attract more undergraduates to its performances with a new program aimed at recent graduates.
Those performing arts institutions were among 26 from around the nation that will receive grants to help them build new audiences as part of a six-year, $52 million Wallace Foundation initiative that was announced on Wednesday.
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