News archive 2009

News archive 2009

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 2009.

Connected to Music – Dec 09 update

CONNECTED TO MUSIC – DECEMBER 2009 UPDATE On Tuesday 8 December 2009, we were delighted to welcome Richard Hallam MBE – contracted to the Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) as the National Music Participation Director – to see the work at The Grange School. Welcomed by Head Teacher, Gaynor Yates, Richard stayed for   …Continue Reading

Count Us In – Dec 09 update

An Exploration Day was held recently at Stevenage Music & Arts Centre, where six Royal Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and 14 Hertfordshire Music Service instrumental tutors and Secondary school music teachers met to explore ways of working together as Creative Practitioner Teams, and to begin planning projects for the 13 separate school clusters. Identified issues and priorities include:   …Continue Reading

Far and Wide (December 2009)

Orchestras Live works across England with local authorities, orchestras and other partners to deliver dynamic and artistically adventurous projects with lasting legacies. This regular quarterly update gives a snapshot of some of the work we are currently involved with. In Bolsover… an intergenerational project with young and older people in the village of Clowne began   …Continue Reading

Halle project in Clowne

The Hallé come to Clowne in 2010 The Hallé, one of the longest established and best-known symphony orchestras in the world, is involved in a project which will see its musicians visiting Clowne over the next year to create music with young and older people. Initiated by Bolsover District Council, Orchestras Live and The Mighty   …Continue Reading

Classic FM interview, Nov 2009

Classic FM Arts Daily podcast, 23 November 2009 Henry Little – Chief Executive of Orchestras Live – recorded an interview with Bob Jones for his Classic FM Arts Daily Podcast which was broadcast on 23 November 2009. You can hear Henry talking about some of Orchestras Live’s current work and future plans, including the Music Partnership   …Continue Reading

The Music of Place audio clip

The Music of Place – audio clip The Music of Place audio clip New works inspired by specific heritage sites in Colchester were commissioned from composers Alan Bullard, Nigel Hildreth, Michael Spearman and John Woolrich, and performed by small ensembles from Britten Sinfonia during the opening weekend of GiFT 2009. As well as being played   …Continue Reading

Count Us In – Oct 09 update

Count Us In – update (October 2009) Good progress is being made in the build up to the launch of Count Us In, including: Jason Rowland has been appointed as Music Director, having worked extensively across Hertfordshire, both alongside the Hertfordshire Music Service and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, developing in-school and out-of-school projects. Sean Gregory, Head of   …Continue Reading


AFTER:hours concerts in Nottingham Orchestras Live is working with Nottingham Classics and sinfonia ViVA to create AFTER:hours, a short series of late night performances at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham that will follow on from the main concert on the same evening. The focus of AFTER:hours is on contemporary music and less familiar classical   …Continue Reading

Nottinghamshire creativity

CONCERTS AND COMPOSITION IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Orchestras Live is working with Newark and Sherwood District Council and Manchester Camerata on a collaboration that includes a concert at Thoresby Park in late November and a composition project with a group of local older people. Manchester Camerata are currently working with several local people who have taken the first steps   …Continue Reading

Talkin Generations

Orchestras Live is one of the partners involved in the Talkin Generations project in Bishop’s Stortford. This is a multi-disciplinary arts project exploring the artistic legacy of the Rhodes Arts Centre in the 1960s. Taking place at Rhodes Arts Complex on Thursday 26 November at 7.30pm, this innovative arts project features dance, drama and visual arts   …Continue Reading