The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center announces the 2019-20 season of the School Matinee Program. Presented by the Harold J. Miossi Trust, the upcoming season of the arts education program will feature a stage adaptation of the colorful story The Rainbow Fish, a performance from genre-crossing roots band Las Cafeteras, the Pirates of Penzance spectacular and many more performances through May 2020.

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Photo Credit: Heather Nguyen Photography

This invaluable program provides local K-12 students with access to free matinee performances at the PAC. The Foundation also helps schools overcome additional funding hurdles by providing transportation subsidies. Last year, the 2018-19 season saw a record-breaking 10,536 student attendees. These students came from Monterey County, throughout SLO County and northern Santa Barbara County to attend these free performances. This season, the Foundation’s goal is to see that over 12,000 students visit the PAC to enjoy the wide array of School Matinee performances.

This program is vital to keeping the arts accessible in our community.  Its growth could not be possible without the generosity of local sponsors. Most recently, the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County awarded $11,000 to the Foundation in support of the School Matinee Program. The Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County has long supported the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center as they strive to increase access to the performing arts for youth.

About the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center

Established in 1986, the Foundation provides and promotes an extraordinary and accessible center for the performing arts that elevates the arts in our community, in collaboration with our partners, California Polytechnic State University and the City of San Luis Obispo. For more information on the Foundation, its mission, values and programs, please visit: htt p:// fpacslo .org