Orchestras Live

Orchestras Live

Orchestras Live is a national music charity that brings orchestral music to under-served areas in England. Their mission is to 'inspire, motivate and empower the widest range of people through excellent live orchestral music'. To find out more about Orchestras Live outreach, you can download their annual review "New minds, music & futures".

There are many projects in the East of England. You can see below for recent projects or browse their website for more information.

Recent photos of Orchestras Live projects in Suffolk will be published on the Suffolk Music Education Hub's Flickr.


RPO Resound

RPO Resound is the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's award-winning community and education programme that delivers orchestral outreach projects in a variety of community settings.

RPO in Suffolk
  • Music Shots coaching sessions took place in Ipswich during October 2012. The RPO coached Suffolk County Music Service String Quartets with musicianship and performance skills.
  • In September 2013 the RPO held a Brass Playing Day and performed, in concert, alongside the Suffolk Youth Brass Ensemble in October 2013 at Ipswich Regent.
  • The RPO held workshops throughout Ipswich in March 2015 with several Primary Schools.
  • Members of the RPO joined Suffolk County Music Service in September 2015 for a Strings Playing Day. Young musicians had ensemble workshops and masterclasses with the professionals.
  • Following the coaching sessions in September 2015, some of the County's young string players performed at the Ipswich Regent before the RPO's Music of Bond concert.
More information

You can take a look at the RPO events page for upcoming concerts and events. Watch some videos of the RPO "in action" on their website or read about their programmes.

Follow the RPO on Twitter @RPOresound to keep up-to-date with their news and events.


First Time Live: Lullaby Concerts

First Time Live brings music to under-served communities in the East of England. Lullaby Concerts are highly-interactive performances created especially for pre-school children. Musicians from the City of London Sinfonia and presented Claire Henry introduce orchestral music and songs whilst encouraging lots of audience participation. After the performance, children get the opportunity to try out a range of orchestral instruments, provided by Suffolk County Music Service.

More information

You can search our Events calendar for upcoming Lullaby Concerts. You can also 'like' the Lullaby Concerts on Facebook to find out more information and to see photos from their events.


Events Calendar