Regardless of culture, heritage, economic situation, or upbringing, one thing is certain in this part of New Mexico: Music plays an integral part in our society. Often, those cultural events which are the domain of larger cities are neglected in the smaller more rural communities of Southeastern New Mexico. It is for this reason that the Roswell Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors is so committed to providing Roswell, Hagerman, Dexter, Artesia, Ruidoso, Alamogordo and other areas of SE New Mexico a large number of projects in order to make sure that anyone who wants to enjoy the musical arts is given every opportunity. This is the mission of the RSO in action.
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra offers free tickets to community members over the age of 60. The program is sponsored by local merchants and the RSO Board of Directors to provide tickets to seniors on a first come, first serve basis. This program grows each year as our senior population grows. In all, approximately 160 tickets per concert are available to be given away for each concert. More than 900 seniors attend free each year. On the Tuesday two weeks prior to each concert, an advertisement runs in the Roswell Daily Record with a form to fill out to request tickets. The requestor sends in the form and a self-addressed stamped envelope and in return receives up to two (2) tickets to the concert.
The Roswell J.O.Y. Center has collaborated with the RSO to provide transportation to seniors who may not be able to drive or are simply more comfortable with someone else doing the driving. This service is available to any senior over the age of 60, regardless of physical ability, disability or ability to pay. Wheelchair access is available at all concerts.
We are able to offer free tickets thanks to individuals and business that sponsor seats with a $90 donation. Your name or business is printed in each advertisement in the paper as a sponsor of the Send-A-Senior program. Please consider a Send-A-Senior sponsorship!