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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.


Sound Around: BBC Look North feature

BBC Look North ran a feature on our Sound Around project on 5 January 2017. They have kindly made this video available for sharing…

Mechanical Advantage

Presented by Sinfonia Viva, in partnership with Orchestras Live, Rolls-Royce and Derbyshire Music Education Hub, Mechanical Advantage features new music created by students from Becket Primary School, Firs Estate Primary School, Chellaston Academy and Derby College. Inspired by Derby’s industrial heritage, and recent work with Rolls-Royce STEM Ambassadors, the music tells the story of the everyday machines that make our lives that bit easier, and the science behind them.

Chelmsford First Time Live: The Nature of Beauty

Students at six schools in Chelmsford are collaborating with professional composer John K Miles, conductor Jessica Cottis and City of London Sinfonia, one of Britain’s leading professional orchestras.

Music Making Meetings in Essex

As part of our national role in helping to cultivate a new generation of music leaders and broaden the diversity of the orchestral workforce, Orchestras Live is working with Drake Music and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on the first stage of what is intended to become a long-term mentoring programme for emerging artists.

Sound Around project underway

Sound Around

Sound Around, a large-scale inclusive touring programme promoted and produced by Orchestras Live aimed at engaging young people with orchestral music, gets well underway this month as 8 musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) visit special schools in Sunderland, Northampton and Doncaster to deliver fun, interactive performances.

2017 concerts preview

In association with Orchestras Live and our promoter partners, we have some amazing concerts coming up in the next few months. World class soloists, unusual repertoire, world premieres and outstanding orchestras in places you wouldn’t expect them.

Classically Yours

Classically Yours is part of East Riding’s celebration of Hull City of Culture and aims to increase the amount of high quality music available in the county and encourage more participation in arts and culture.