Want some strings to accompany your sun salutations?
Thanks to Long Bay Symphony’s upcoming Offstage Flow event, you can experience classical music along with a relaxing, gentle yoga class.
Shannon Farro, executive director of The Long Bay Symphony, wanted to offer some classical music events that “aren’t the norm.”
“Not everyone’s comfortable space is a concert hall,” she said. “We need to go to them a bit more.”
LBS reached out to Linda at Yoga in Common to see if the studio would like to partner for this event.
“She’s been super supportive of this project,” Farro said.
The class will be held Thursday, June 27, from 5-6:15 p.m. at the Yoga in Common studio (3062 Deville St.).
Farro and LBS community engagement manager Allison Gullidge said the music will be “soothing and not interruptive of the practice itself.”
This particular class will be accompanied by a string trio.
The violist in the group is a doctor of natural medicine herself and helped choose the repertoire.
Long Bay Symphony is hoping to attract some younger classical music fans through this event.
“This is our way of exposing the next generation of symphony goers to the symphony,” Farro said.
All levels of yoga experience are welcome.
“It’s going to be a gentle, easy class focusing on the music and what’s happening there,” Gullidge said.
LBS will be giving away a door prize include flex passes for a concert during the Offstage Flow event.
The symphony chose to launch this program in the summer because “it’s our off-season. It gives us something we can help our musicians do, and it keeps our name out there,” Farro said.
With the rapid growth of the Grand Strand area, it’s important to keep the symphony’s name and sound going even during months where there aren’t concerts on the calendar.
Tickets for Offstage Flow are $25 per person. Spaces are limited and can be reserved by calling Yoga in Common at 843-839-9636 or visiting yogaincommon.com.
The symphony’s 32nd season opens in September.
LBS is bringing back its Halloween concert and will also present a Pops concert featuring the music of legendary rock band Queen.
“We have a really exciting season planned,” Farro said. “We’re sprinkling a lot of new music in.”
Season tickets are on sale now. For new subscribers, season tickets are buy one, get one free.
For more information, call 843-448-8379 or visit www.longbaysymphony.com.