Hear and Now 2015 video

Exploring the theme of love and loss, Lost and Found was the title of the latest incarnation of the Hear and Now project. This film follows the musical journeys of participants as they work towards a special performance culminating on the Royal Festival Hall stage in December 2015.

Philharmonia Education: Hear and Now (2015) from Philharmonia Orchestra on Vimeo.

Hear and Now is a longstanding unique musical collaboration between the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4 Memory, a singing group for people living with dementia and their carers, Fusion Youth Singing, a teenage vocal and instrumental group, and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra. Hear and Now is co-produced with Orchestras Live and is presented in partnership with Fusion Youth Singing and the Tibbs Dementia Foundation’s Music 4 Memory.

Young and old instrumentalists from the North Bedfordshire Youth Chamber Orchestra and Da Capo String Ensemble – a group for learners/rusty returners – form the Hear and Now intergenerational orchestra. Comprising over 150 participants, this multi-layered project is unique in its quality, creativity, diversity, scale, and age-span.

The project allows participants to create and compose original music and words via discussion, reminiscence and creative workshops; provides provides mentorship opportunities and peer-to-peer support and encourages sharing of experience and challenges stereotypes. Instrumentalists receive coaching from Philharmonia musicians, and play side-by-side with members of the Orchestra in performance.

Find out more about Hear and Now 2015 and download the evaluation report via this link