The Welsh Sinfonia

Sounds Unexpected

We will address a lack of familiarity and involvement in orchestral music evident in many of Wales’ communities, due to lack of opportunity to experience it. By running music-making workshops and concerts as a family activity in collaboration with employers, whole new audiences will be created.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1122525)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,000

Amount raised

£4,255

Donations

6

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation

    Helping

Location

  • “I’ve never been to a live orchestral performance before, I found it added a new dimension to the music. Many thanks to everyone for the experience.”

    — A new convert!

  • “I’ve never been to a live orchestral performance before, I found it added a new dimension to the music. Many thanks to everyone for the experience.”

    — A new convert!

Situation

Many children in Wales no longer have the opportunity to experience orchestral music live, and the whole tradition is becoming unfamiliar to a large part of the population. When something is unfamiliar it is often perceived as safer not to get involved. Musical talent may be missed, and families miss the potential for shared activity and enjoyment through live performances. The next generation of orchestral musicians and audiences is not being created.

Solution

By collaborating with employers who are already supportive (Work and Play 2011/12) we will run practical sound workshops for employees and their families, making instruments out of whatever is to hand. Participants will then play these instruments in a short concert whose programme will also include a specially commissioned piece of music to introduce the ‘real’ instruments of the orchestra. Interest will be kindled, an appetite for orchestral music created, and the community enhanced.