Support our Creative Learning programme in 2018
The Philharmonia Orchestra want to inspire thousands of young people through the power of music. We want to improve the lives of disadvantaged children. We want to nurture the next generation of performers and composers. We want to make classical music relevant to everyone.
September 2017 - June 2019
Charity information: Philharmonia Orchestra
Music education is under-valued and under-funded in the UK, yet it has huge benefits to society as a whole. Access to music can increase attainment and self-esteem among young people. It can inspire disadvantaged children to seize their ambition and change their future. And nurturing the next generation of classical artists is helping to create a more inclusive and diverse music industry for the 21st century.
Through four strands of activity, we will bring world-class music to thousands of people. We will put on fun and engaging concerts for thousands of primary school children. We will empower vulnerable teenagers to be creative through music-making. And we will train young performers and composers to become the artistic leaders of the future.
To bring world-class music to thousands of people who may not otherwise have the chance to hear it.
Activities» Orchestra Unwrapped: Fun and engaging concerts for primary schools in Basingstoke, Bedford, Canterbury, Leicester and London.
» Symphonize: Reaching out to some of the most deprived communities in the UK through intensive music-making.
- reaching more than 13000 children and young people
- collecting feedback to show improved skill sets, quality of life, and attitude to the arts
To nurture the next generation of talented performers and composers.
Activities» High level training for some of the top emerging composers based in the UK, including professional workshops and performances.
» Young Fellowships: Encouraging talented young performers to persevere with their musical education when they are most at risk of giving it up.
- fulfilling performance opportunities for composer and performer participants
- showing continued musical engagement among participants after the activities have ended
To ensure this project meets the same exceptional standards set by our core artistic output.
Activities» Professional Philharmonia musicians will be involved in every activity. All project leaders will be of the highest standard and quality.
- ensuring all activities involve our world-class musicians and freelance workshop leaders
To safeguard the infrastructure that enables the Orchestra to exist and to deliver this project.
Activities» This project can only go ahead if our core programme is secure. Therefore, a portion of donations will support other vital costs.
- ensuring that our core costs are maintained
- supporting our main artistic programme, to enable this project to be a reality
We hope to inspire people to engage with music, increasing self-esteem, ambition, and attainment.
We hope to diversify the industry by releasing the potential of underrepresented groups.
We hope to make positive changes to the lives of individual participants.
We will measure these impacts at the time of each activity, through feedback from any returning participants, and through wider sectorial trends.
Not raising enough: Most of these activities have only a small number of participants, so cannot be scaled back. If we do not raise enough to cover an activity, we will divert some funding to another one of our aims.
Losing funding for other costs: Without financial security for our core programme, we cannot deliver this project. Our wider work is safeguarded by public funding, ticket sales, fundraising, and some donations from this appeal.
Donors will receive project updates six, 12 and 18 months after donating. These will include engagement statistics as well as feedback from participants. As many donors as possible will also have the chance to experience a project showcase first hand.
Budget - Project Cost: £203,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £42,000 Composers’ Academy A vital pillar of our Emerging Artists programme £84,000 Orchestra Unwrapped Fun and engaging concerts for primary school children £26,000 Symphonize, Leicester Inspiring creativity with urban and classical music in a heavily deprived area of Leicester £32,000 Young Fellowships Encouraging talented children to keep up music past recognised ‘drop-off’ points £19,000 Other costs To deliver this project we need staff, facilities and other vital resources
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Composer’s Academy grants £19,000 Guaranteed Orchestra Unwrapped grants £77,000 Guaranteed Symphonize grants £20,000 Guaranteed
Composers’ Academy: workshops and performances in London and Leicester.
Orchestra Unwrapped: schools’ concerts at The Anvil (Basingstoke), the Bedford Corn Exchange, The Marlow (Canterbury), De Montfort Hall (Leicester) and Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, plus teacher training and workshops in local schools.
Symphonize: activities at Soft Touch Arts, culminating in a high-profile performance at a Leicester venue.
Young Fellowships: mentoring in Leicester city and wider Leicestershire.
Composers’ Academy: emerging composers in the early stages of their careers
Orchestra Unwrapped: Key Stage 2 pupils (ages 7-11)
Symphonize: teenagers at risk of becoming Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)
Young Fellowships: young people aged 9-15 years from deprived or underrepresented communities
Creative Learning is a core part of what we do. We have a successful track record, delivering exceptional projects across the UK.
We have long-standing residencies in five cities across England. This means we are part of those local community, and can use our knowledge to enhance these activities.
The Philharmonia is a world-class orchestra. Its core concert programme overlaps with this project, and will ensure it is of the highest quality.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Director of Education. Fflur oversees the Philharmonia’s Creative Learning programme and all related strategy.
Education Projects Coordinator: Catherine delivers Creative Learning activities on a day-to-day basis, ensuring we pull them off without a hitch.
We are proud to work with the inspirational Unsuk Chin (Composers’ Academy), Paul Rissmann (Orchestra Unwrapped) and Jason Rowland (Symphonize).
I would do this everyday if I could.