Orchestra of the Swan

A new model of 'immersive' orchestral residency

A 3-year orchestral residency at the Courtyard, Hereford which makes excellent virtuoso performance available to all, from school children at Primary and SEND schools and the elderly in care homes, to those isolated in rural communities in Herefordshire.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1068570)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£15,000

Amount raised

£30,060

Donations

74

    Category

    Helping

Location

Situation

The Courtyard has struggled to develop a classical audience, whilst audiences for dance, theatre and comedy are thriving. The local music education hub, Encore Music, wish to expand their engagement to include SEND schools whilst developing further their impact in the Primary sector.

Solution

OOTS will be the only classical music provider for up to 3 years, in partnership with the theatre, Orchestras Live , Arts Alive (rural concert promoter), Encore Music Services and Mindsong (music therapy charity). Annually, 3 core concerts will take place supplemented by a Family Concert, a Schools Concert (preceded by 16 workshops in 8 schools, both Primary & SEND), 4 concerts in rural community venues, 4 free foyer concerts and up to 42 workshops in 7 care homes caring for those with dementia.