ABOUT THE LULLABY PROJECT
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is pleased to be one of over thirty organizations across the country and the world to be a Lullaby Project partner, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute. Pregnant women, parents, and grandparents work with professional teaching artists to write personal lullabies for their children, supporting maternal health, aiding child development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child. The lullabies are then professionally arranged, recorded, and finally shared in a public performance featuring professional musicians and the mothers themselves. The MSO is delighted to partner with Sojourner Family Peace Center to bring this program to Milwaukee.
THE LULLABY PROJECT 2020 AND COVID-19
Like everything else, the 2020 Lullaby Project did have to make some adaptations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were fortunate that our initial Creation Sessions occurred in February. Shortly thereafter it was no longer possible to meet in person, but our artists finished working with this year’s Lullaby mothers via phone, Zoom, and email. While the originally scheduled Lullaby recording sessions had to be significantly delayed, we were able to complete them over the summer with multiple safety and distancing protocols in place. Finally, while we were not able to have a live Celebration Concert this season, we are delighted to culminate this year’s project with a special Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Musical Journeys podcast. The dedication, commitment, creativity, and flexibility of everyone involved made it possible for us to finish the project this year. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you.
PROJECT PARTNER: SOJOURNER FAMILY PEACE CENTER
The mission of Sojourner is to transform lives impacted by domestic violence. Sojourner is the largest provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, providing crisis housing, system advocacy and individual support to individuals and families who are hurting. Serving over 12,000 clients annually, Sojourner's primary goals are to ensure the safety of survivors of family violence and to provide a pathway out of violence for survivors and offenders through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children.
Sojourner and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin formed a unique partnership to create one of the first co-located child advocacy and family violence centers in the country. Using a proven, collaborative model, the Family Peace Center accommodates a number of co-located and visiting partner organizations and service providers, including the Milwaukee Police Department Sensitive Crimes Unit, Milwaukee Public Schools, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, Aurora Healthcare Abuse Response Services, Core / El Centro, Project Ujima, Jewish Family Services, and others. Families receiving services at the Family Peace Center have access to a wide array of services to support their efforts to achieve healing, self-sufficiency, and freedom from abuse. Sojourner Family Peace Center is committed to creating communities where people live peacefully.
For more information, visit www.familypeacecenter.org. Sojourner 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 414-933-2722.
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL
LULLABY PROJECT HELPS MOMS BOND WITH THEIR CHILDREN THROUGH SONGS
LULLABY PROJECT PROGRAM ARCHIVES
2019 LULLABY PROJECT PROGRAM
► Learn more about The Lullaby Project at the Carnegie Hall website here.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their generous support: