The Multi-Story Orchestra

The Multi-Story Orchestra

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  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Local / community
  • Young people

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National - England


The Multi-Story Orchestra is an internationally celebrated group of outstanding young musicians with a commitment to bringing classical music to new audiences: “The response was ecstatic, and it deserved to be” (The New York Times).

When classical music around the UK is struggling to engage younger people, our performances regularly sell out with the majority of our audience aged under 35: “Where is classical music’s next generation of listeners? They were there, before us, a thousand of them” (The Arts Desk)

Performing music from Bach and Beethoven to Stravinsky and Sibelius, our musicians create ‘Living Programme Notes’ to illuminate the music to audiences and deliver a wide-reaching education programme for hundreds of pupils from local schools:Anyone who doubts the value of music education should get themselves down to this concrete jungle and watch its effects in action” (The Telegraph)

Winners of a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society award, The Multi-Story Orchestra has been celebrated as one of the most exciting ensembles to emerge in recent years and made a widely acclaimed BBC Proms Debut in 2016: “Joyous and expert music-making” ***** (The Times)


We programme a series of performances and workshops across the summer at Bold Tendencies Car Park Peckham as well as taking the Orchestra out into the local community. We run an extensive education programme alongside our public performances, performing in local school halls and playgrounds and training school classes to perform as an amassed choir accompanied by the full orchestra.

We are also expanding our work around the UK with recent events in Ipswich as part of the Aldeburgh Festival and future performances in Birmingham.

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