A few blocks from the Memphis Union Mission is the performing home of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra – the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
Next Tuesday evening, however, the symphony and its chorus will travel a few blocks east on Poplar and perform at The Memphis Union Mission’s Opportunity Center at 600 Poplar Avenue.
The free performance is Memphis philanthropist Gayle Rose’s way of marking the third anniversary of her son Max’s death.
“All of us need healing in some way: the homeless and those of us grieving loss of one form or another,” Rose posted on her Facebook page Wednesday morning. “So, what if we all came together and used the power of music to heal our wounded souls?”
The doors of the mission center open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert is free although seating will be limited. The performance begins at 7 p.m.
The concert is certainly not the only effort by the group called Team Max. Before Christmas, the group distributed about 1,500 Christmas baskets at the Fairgrounds and in South Memphis.