Musicians Find Harmony in Senior Pops Orchestra
The Senior Pops Orchestra out of Long Island is comprised of a wide range of ages, from 20-somethings to octogenarians, and are able to connect through the commonality of the Orchestra. Senior Pops Orchestra performs 12 free shows throughout the year in Long Island parks and are kept afloat by donations and grants. The group creates a community that the members can always associate with. According to according to Tobi Abramson, director of the Center for Gerontology and Geriatrics at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury and immediate past-president of the Washington, D.C.-headquartered National Center for Creative Aging, "It's about the music that brings them together, but it's the community that keeps them there."
Long Island Newsday