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.
Chelmsford Remembers Them
On 7 November 2018, 100 musicians from five Chelmsford schools performed The Violin in Chelmsford Cathedral, a work inspired by a First World War Soldier, Private Burchell, and his violin.
The Wish shortlisted for Music Teacher Award
We are delighted, along with our project partners in Bedford, Central Befordshire and Luton, to have been shortlisted for the Outstanding Classical Music Education Initiative Award as part of the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence 2019 for our project The Wish.
Annual Review 2017/18
Please read our Annual Review for 2017/18. This review shows highlights of our projects over the year, and illustrates the way we’ve worked with partners to engage new audiences across the country.
The Musical Puzzle: Lullaby Concerts 2018
We are thrilled to be announcing our latest Lullaby Concerts: The Musical Puzzle.
The young audience will be at the heart of a musical puzzle this October half term as they are joined by musicians from City of London Sinfonia in an exploration of shapes, puzzles and amazing music.
Shine project, Leicestershire
In this project we have facilitated a collaboration between music technologist Ben Sellars and Sinfonia Viva who have been working with four SEN schools in Leicestershire to create music individually and collectively.
Able Orchestra premieres new works and new technology
Nottingham Contemporary will host a programme of new works from Able Orchestra on Friday 22 June at 7pm. Involving young disabled and able young musicians alongside professional music producers and digital artists from Inspire Youth Arts and players from The Hallé, the ethos of Able Orchestra is that all members can create and perform on equal terms.
Paston 600 Footprints composer Sarah Rodgers – part five
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 this final in a series of updates tracking the progress of this new composition.
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
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.