Orchestras Live

Orchestras Live

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  • Arts

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National - England


Orchestras Live believe orchestras are for everyone.

We create environments where music and creativity can thrive.
 We work to ensure communities across the country have access to world-class orchestral experiences.

Orchestras Live is…

A champion for audiences

  • transforming cultural opportunities for people in their local area
  • bringing world-class professional orchestras to rural, coastal and under-served urban communities
  • inspiring the young and rejuvenating the old, giving all ages a voice in shaping their experience

A creative producer

  • selecting the best individuals, assembling
creative teams, and harnessing their imagination for the many
  • awakening new ideas and testing musical concepts
  • curating relevant and inspirational live work in unexpected spaces
  • levering funds into the local cultural economy

A collaborator

  • connecting partners to originate collaborative work
  • joining communities and generations in award- winning projects
  • developing talent to increase quality, diversity and sustainability of music delivery and participation, forging dialogue both within and outside the orchestral sector

An industry leader

  • occupying the heart of the orchestral world, leading thought, learning new approaches, stimulating debate and driving change
  • expert and generous across the music industry, developing professional skills that ripple across the sector

With over 50 years’ experience, we make world-class orchestral music relevant to people’s lives.


Orchestras Live is:

  • A champion for audiences
  • A creative producer
  • A collaborator
  • An industry leader

In a typical year, Orchestras Live: creates 200 bespoke projects and events; reaches 45,000 audiences across England in live orchestral experiences; includes at least 1,000 children with special educational needs through flagship projects; inspires 16,000 children and young people; levers £100,000 additional funds into local communities; and develops work with 20 world-leading orchestras, 65 investing partners and 18 music education hubs.

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