News archive 2008

News archive 2008

Click on the links to your left to read through the archived news stories relating to Orchestras Live’s project work, events and concert highlights from 2008.

Making Tracks evaluation reports

The BBC Concert Orchestra have kindly let us have their evaluation reports on the Making Tracks concerts for schoolchildren held in Grantham on 12 March 2008 and in Norfolk on 13-14 March 2008. These reports make for fascinating reading, and both can be downloaded from the Resources section of this website. Click here to visit   …Continue Reading

Northampton partnerships

A joined-up approach in Northampton Orchestras Live believes that orchestras are greater than the sum of their parts. Dig beneath the surface, beyond the concert platform and you will find soloists, ensembles, teachers, composers, arrangers, even conductors amongst the orchestral ranks. Utilising this breadth of experience is something we actively encourage, demonstrated by our work   …Continue Reading

Far and Wide (Dec 2008)

Orchestras Live works across England with local authorities, orchestras and other partners to deliver dynamic and artistically adventurous projects with lasting legacies. This new quarterly update gives a snapshot of some of the work we are currently facilitating. In Rochford… we are working with the District Council and the Philharmonia Orchestra on a four-day training   …Continue Reading

Annual Review 2007/08

Achievements and Aspirations Annual Review 2007/08 Orchestras Live has published its Annual Review for 2007/08, called Achievements and Aspirations. As the title implies, as well as recording our work last year, this is a forward-looking document that sets out our ambitions for the future as we deliver our remit as the national development agency for   …Continue Reading

Urban Orchestra

Creating musical goosebumps! Urban Orchestra is a large community musical project involving South Bedfordshire District Council, Orchestras Live and Bedfordshire Youth and Music Services, working together with the Orchestra of the Swan to deliver high quality community work in towns and villages in South Bedfordshire. Although the programme of events is diverse, ranging from a   …Continue Reading

Classic FM Arts Daily podcast

Classic FM Arts Daily podcast – 10 October 2008 The Classic FM Arts Daily podcast on 10 October 2008 is dedicated to Orchestras Live, and features an in-depth interview by Bob Jones with Chief Executive Henry Little. Henry talks about the history of Orchestras Live, its current work and future aspirations, and in particular the   …Continue Reading

Messin’ with Mozart audio clip

Messin’ with Mozart – audio clip and DVD Messin’ with Mozart was a groundbreaking partnership project involving Orchestras Live, City of London Sinfonia and Medway Council – plus a wider partnership of schools in Medway and both local & national funders. You can listen to what the young people thought of the project by playing   …Continue Reading

Messin’ with Mozart

Messin’ with Mozart – changing lives in Medway Just over twelve months ago Orchestras Live and the City of London Sinfonia (CLS) met with Medway Council to explore ways in which some of the Council’s priorities could be addressed through the Council’s relationship with the CLS. The Hundred of Hoo School, Rochester Grammar School and Fairbridge in   …Continue Reading

Chamber Orchestras Live

Chamber Orchestras Live 2008/09 The Chamber Orchestras Live touring circuit is back for 2008/09 with 47 concerts confirmed so far, involving 16 orchestras performing throughout the country from Cumbria to Southampton. Find out more about the 2008/09 season and details of forthcoming concerts, and download concert listings by region.

More Glass Than Wall audio clip

  June 2008 saw the premiere of ‘More Glass Than Wall’ – a new oratorio celebrating the life of Bess of Hardwick in the year of the 400th anniversary of her death. This audio clip features music from the performance at Hardwick Hall on 12 June 2008, and interviews with young people involved and Peter   …Continue Reading