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Orchestras Live delivers unique and high-quality live orchestral experiences to a vast range of communities across England. Last year we worked with 65 investing partners and 20 professional orchestras to engage 44,829 people in live orchestral experiences.

In this section of the website you will find all the latest news and updates on our work.

 

Paston 600 Footprints composer Sarah Rodgers – part four

Commissioned to compose a new work as part of our upcoming ‘Paston 600 Footprints’ project with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sarah Rodgers shares insight into the composing process in the fourth of a series of updates tracking the progress of this new composition.

RPS Music Award winners

(c) Simon Jay Price, www.rpsmusicawards.com

We’re delighted to announce that Orchestras Live won a coveted RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award for Audiences and Engagement for our flagship project, Classically Yours.

30th anniversary of M&G Concerts in Chelmsford

Recently, we joined partners at Chelmsford Civic Theatre to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the M&G sponsorship of their concert series, with a performance by the Northern Chamber Orchestra and guitarist Craig Ogden featuring Andy Scott’s Guitar Concerto.

Paston 600 Footprints composer Sarah Rodgers – part three

Commissioned to compose a new work as part of our upcoming ‘Paston Papers’ project with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sarah Rodgers shares insight into the composing process in the third of a series of updates tracking the progress of this new composition.

RPS Music Award News

We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award for Audiences and Engagement for Classically Yours – our project with East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

A Week in the Life…

We wanted to share with you a snapshot of our work all over the country at Orchestras Live. Partnership Managers, Jan Ford and Stuart Bruce spent an exceptionally busy week on the road recently, here’s an example of a few things they got up to.

Paston 600 Footprints composer Sarah Rodgers – part two

Commissioned to compose a new work as part of our upcoming ‘Paston Papers’ project with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sarah Rodgers shares insight into the composing process in the second of a series of updates tracking the progress of this new composition.

Paston 600 Footprints composer Sarah Rodgers – part one

Commissioned to compose a new work as part of our upcoming ‘Paston Papers’ project with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Sarah Rodgers shares insight into the composing process in the first of a series of updates tracking the progress of this new composition.

Evaluation Report: Chelmsford First Time Live, November 2017

Between October and November 2017, 92 students at six schools in Chelmsford collaborated with composer John K Miles and City of London Sinfonia on this youth-led project co-produced by Orchestras Live and Essex Music Services. Find out more by downloading our evaluation report.

Creative Journeys research project

(c) Paul Starr

Orchestras Live’s project with Sinfonia Viva in Brentwood formed part of Creative Journeys, and we are pleased to be involved with a free interim event that will be sharing an overview of the project as a whole, as well as presentations about the Brentwood project and from the other arts organisation involved.