Our mission is to ensure everyone has access to and can enjoy the benefits of live orchestral music, regardless of their background. We work in areas of the country which have experienced historical underinvestment, including rural and coastal parts of England. Our projects can take place in schools, care homes, prisons, arts venues, museums, outdoors and online.
At the heart of our work is a “with” not “for” approach – we don’t helicopter in with the finished project, we act as the creative intermediary between our partners, audiences, participants and artists. Our model of work ensures that new ideas are embraced, and sustainable relationships are built between promoters, orchestras, local partners including local authorities, music education hubs and health and social care providers, music education hubs and audiences.
In 2019/20 we:
- worked with 56 investing partners and 22 professional orchestras.
- delivered 119 projects and concerts across England
- reached 35,500 people in live orchestral experiences, of whom 20,036 were children and young people
Our projects are driven by at least one of the following aims:
Research and reports
Read research published about our activity, and case studies and reports from our recent projects.