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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 62 investing partners and 27 professional orchestras to engage 57,741 people.

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


Together To The Workhouse Door in Norfolk

Since April, schools and community groups in Norfolk have been working on an ambitious choral and creative writing project inspired by one of Norfolk’s best loved museums – Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse – which culminates in June 2017.

Sound Around first year round up

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The first year of our national Sound Around project, in partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, came to an end last month and we’re proud to have engaged an audience of almost ten thousand through our series of schools and family-focused concerts in Sunderland, Northampton and Doncaster.

Orchestras Live message will reach further, thanks to Rhinegold award

Orchestras Live has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017/18 Rhinegold Charity Fund, which offers £10,000 worth of advertising for charities to spend across Rhinegold’s flagship classical music publications and websites.

Lullaby Concerts wins Family Arts Festival award

Orchestras Live has won Best Family Event for its contribution to the 2016 Get Creative Family Arts Festival, with its tour of Lullaby Concerts.

Creative Journeys – plans in Essex

Plans are taking shape for a new Sinfonia Viva creative project involving older people and staff at care homes in Brentwood, forming one strand of the multi-faceted Creative Journeys programme.

Developing Music Leaders

For some time Orchestras Live has been working to broaden the diversity of skilled music leaders who work with orchestras on the delivery of their projects, with a particular focus on developing Disabled music leaders through our partnerships in Essex.

Sound Around – ‘more like a research project’

Ahead of the upcoming Sound Around performances, Music Leader Tim Steiner shares his thoughts and reflections on his experience of the project so far…

Sound Around – on stage and behind the scenes

Ahead of the upcoming Sound Around performances, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Sali-Wyn Ryan and Doncaster Young Producer Summer share their experiences of the project so far…

Sound Around relaxed family concerts – Doncaster, Sunderland, Northampton

Sound Around

Year One of Sound Around culminates over the coming weeks with performances for schools and relaxed family concerts in Doncaster, Sunderland and Northampton, all shaped and delivered by inclusive groups of young producers in each area.

Award for FLAME project

Corks are popping with news of a major award for a project produced by Orchestras Live in partnership with Cumbria Music Education Hub.