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.
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
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.
Radio coverage for Orchestras Live
Orchestras Live’s work featured on two radio shows over the weekend. Listen again to BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters to hear Partnership Manager Stuart Bruce talk about the importance of our work in rural communities, and hear Partnership Manager Jan Ford talk to BBC Radio Cumbria about our Sound Around project.
Requiem: An Act of Remembrance
Requiem, a unique collaboration of music, art and spoken word performance commemorating the stories of people from Great Yarmouth during WW1, will be culminating in a performance at Great Yarmouth’s iconic Hippodrome Circus Theatre at the start of next month.
ABO Conference 2018 highlights
The Orchestras Live team joined industry colleagues at the Association of British Orchestras annual conference at the end of January. Inspired by the sector conversation, we asked the team for their highlights.
Side by Side film, CLS South Northants
Working with City of London Sinfonia and music leader John K Miles, 140 early stage instrumentalists from South Northamptonshire took part in this Ten Pieces inspired project.
The Hallé at Darlington Hippodrome
The Hallé will be performing at Darlington Hippodrome next week following it’s recent restoration and grand reopening back in November 2017. Local young instrumentalists performed a new fanfare at the reopening ceremony, which was composed especially for the occasion.