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Orchestras Live Annual Review 2007/08

ACHIEVEMENTS AND ASPIRATIONS


Orchestras Live is the national development agency for orchestral music. Our vision is to enable the widest range of people to have inspirational experiences of high quality live orchestral music.

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Chairman’s statement Chief Executive’s statement Our mission and aims How we work Our achievements National reach Financials Our aspirations Orchestras Live team Further reading

Cover photo: James Redwood leads children from Monks Abbey Primary School and St Faith and St Martin Church of England Junior School, Lincoln in a performance of Journeys created by the children with sinfonia ViVA and soundLINCS at Lincoln Drill Hall, October 2007. Photo by John Thompson.

Chairman’s statement Martin Gent

In our first newsletter to partners in March this year, I told you about the successful launch of Orchestras Live. I’m delighted now to present Achievements and Aspirations to you which is our review of our work during 2007/08 – the first year of Orchestras Live’s work as the national development agency for orchestral music throughout the country.

Most importantly it also starts to map out our plans for this year and beyond, led by our new Chief Executive, Henry Little. Henry has an impressive background in the music profession and joined us after ten years at Arts Council England. He has already made a considerable impact and tells you about our future aspirations elsewhere in this document.

It’s been an incredibly busy year by any standards and the range and reach of our work is borne out by the summary of key achievements starting on page 07. The map on page 19 also shows the extent to which our work is enabling audiences from across England to have access to orchestral music of the very highest quality.

Finally on behalf of my fellow Trustees, I would like to record our thanks to the whole Orchestras Live team for their dedicated and committed efforts. I look forward to seeing Orchestras Live go from strength to strength in future.

We said goodbye to our retiring Chief Executive, David Richardson, in July and much of the credit for our successes in 2007/08 are down to his outstanding leadership. But this report doesn’t just dwell on the achievements of the past.

Martin Gent Chairman

“On behalf of my fellow Trustees, I would like to record our thanks to the whole Orchestras Live team for their dedicated and committed efforts.”

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Orchestras Live is the national development agency for orchestral music. Our vision is to enable the widest range of people to have inspirational experiences of high quality live orchestral music.

Contents 01 02 04 06 07 19 20 22 23 24

Chairman’s statement Chief Executive’s statement Our mission and aims How we work Our achievements National reach Financials Our aspirations Orchestras Live team Further reading

Cover photo: James Redwood leads children from Monks Abbey Primary School and St Faith and St Martin Church of England Junior School, Lincoln in a performance of Journeys created by the children with sinfonia ViVA and soundLINCS at Lincoln Drill Hall, October 2007. Photo by John Thompson.

Chairman’s statement Martin Gent

In our first newsletter to partners in March this year, I told you about the successful launch of Orchestras Live. I’m delighted now to present Achievements and Aspirations to you which is our review of our work during 2007/08 – the first year of Orchestras Live’s work as the national development agency for orchestral music throughout the country.

Most importantly it also starts to map out our plans for this year and beyond, led by our new Chief Executive, Henry Little. Henry has an impressive background in the music profession and joined us after ten years at Arts Council England. He has already made a considerable impact and tells you about our future aspirations elsewhere in this document.

It’s been an incredibly busy year by any standards and the range and reach of our work is borne out by the summary of key achievements starting on page 07. The map on page 19 also shows the extent to which our work is enabling audiences from across England to have access to orchestral music of the very highest quality.

Finally on behalf of my fellow Trustees, I would like to record our thanks to the whole Orchestras Live team for their dedicated and committed efforts. I look forward to seeing Orchestras Live go from strength to strength in future.

We said goodbye to our retiring Chief Executive, David Richardson, in July and much of the credit for our successes in 2007/08 are down to his outstanding leadership. But this report doesn’t just dwell on the achievements of the past.

Martin Gent Chairman

“On behalf of my fellow Trustees, I would like to record our thanks to the whole Orchestras Live team for their dedicated and committed efforts.”

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Our understanding of the dynamic in music between artists, promoters and audiences is one of the main ingredients behind the success of Orchestras Live.

Chief Executive’s statement Henry Little

“I’ve inherited an organisation that isn’t afraid of asking searching questions, that genuinely works with and develops partnerships in everything that it does and is fit for purpose to develop the most vibrant and sustainable national market for orchestral music.”

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It’s always exciting to take on a new challenge. And leading the future development of Orchestras Live is no exception. In its first year, Orchestras Live has already received a strong signal of support from Arts Council England when they renewed our core funding to 2011 and consolidated our lottery funding for chamber orchestra touring into our regular funding package. This really does give us a mandate to fulfil our mission to inspire, motivate and empower the widest range of people through their experience of live orchestral music. The combination of our work with 95 partners and the national coverage of our Chamber Orchestras Live touring circuit confirms our position as the national development agency for orchestral music in England.

And uniquely we’re well placed to create a wide range of strategic relationships with organisations including local authorities, festivals, venues, voluntary promoters, education providers, musicians, composers and orchestras. We’re particularly keen to advocate the value of our work. Throughout this year we will be developing a new evaluation framework that will show our stakeholders how we are achieving our aims. We will focus on working with young people and families – building upon the strengths of our recent Messin’ with Mozart project in partnership with City of London Sinfonia, Medway Council, schools in Medway and both local and national funders. We will strengthen our already strong relationships with promoters – particularly with the aim of increasing their capacity to develop and maintain concert performances of the highest quality.

Since 2004, our Chamber Orchestras Live promoter network has grown to its present state where it covers the whole country from Dartington in the South West up to Penrith in Cumbria. Our core priority has always been to reach those audiences outside major population centres that don’t have easy access to orchestral music and we’re also keen to support the performances of work by living composers. The work of Orchestras Live and its predecessors over the last 40 years gives us a unique understanding of the dynamic in music between artists, promoters and audiences. I think that this is also one of the main ingredients behind the success of Orchestras Live.

I’ve inherited an organisation that isn’t afraid of asking searching questions about its work, that genuinely works with and develops partnerships in everything that it does and is fit for purpose to develop the most vibrant and sustainable national market for orchestral music. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by reading about our work in 2007/08 and our exciting plans for the future.

Henry Little Chief Executive

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Our understanding of the dynamic in music between artists, promoters and audiences is one of the main ingredients behind the success of Orchestras Live.

Chief Executive’s statement Henry Little

“I’ve inherited an organisation that isn’t afraid of asking searching questions, that genuinely works with and develops partnerships in everything that it does and is fit for purpose to develop the most vibrant and sustainable national market for orchestral music.”

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It’s always exciting to take on a new challenge. And leading the future development of Orchestras Live is no exception. In its first year, Orchestras Live has already received a strong signal of support from Arts Council England when they renewed our core funding to 2011 and consolidated our lottery funding for chamber orchestra touring into our regular funding package. This really does give us a mandate to fulfil our mission to inspire, motivate and empower the widest range of people through their experience of live orchestral music. The combination of our work with 95 partners and the national coverage of our Chamber Orchestras Live touring circuit confirms our position as the national development agency for orchestral music in England.

And uniquely we’re well placed to create a wide range of strategic relationships with organisations including local authorities, festivals, venues, voluntary promoters, education providers, musicians, composers and orchestras. We’re particularly keen to advocate the value of our work. Throughout this year we will be developing a new evaluation framework that will show our stakeholders how we are achieving our aims. We will focus on working with young people and families – building upon the strengths of our recent Messin’ with Mozart project in partnership with City of London Sinfonia, Medway Council, schools in Medway and both local and national funders. We will strengthen our already strong relationships with promoters – particularly with the aim of increasing their capacity to develop and maintain concert performances of the highest quality.

Since 2004, our Chamber Orchestras Live promoter network has grown to its present state where it covers the whole country from Dartington in the South West up to Penrith in Cumbria. Our core priority has always been to reach those audiences outside major population centres that don’t have easy access to orchestral music and we’re also keen to support the performances of work by living composers. The work of Orchestras Live and its predecessors over the last 40 years gives us a unique understanding of the dynamic in music between artists, promoters and audiences. I think that this is also one of the main ingredients behind the success of Orchestras Live.

I’ve inherited an organisation that isn’t afraid of asking searching questions about its work, that genuinely works with and develops partnerships in everything that it does and is fit for purpose to develop the most vibrant and sustainable national market for orchestral music. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by reading about our work in 2007/08 and our exciting plans for the future.

Henry Little Chief Executive

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Our mission and aims 2008/09

INSPIRING, MOTIVATING AND EMPOWERING

Below: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – one of 35 professional British orchestras we worked with during 2007/08. Photo by Eric Richmond.

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and empower the widest range of people through live orchestral music.

An independent charitable organisation, our aims are to: Inspire To increase the number and diversity of people experiencing live orchestral music;  o support and develop the market for T live orchestral music activities; Motivate To support the highest standards in the creation, planning and performance of music; Empower To play an active part in policy implementation at local, regional and national level;  o manage and develop the organisation T and its resources to fulfil its mission.

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 orking with its partners, Orchestras W Live creates excellent and sustainable programmes of live orchestral music, the foundations of which are built on strong, diverse strategic partnerships of individuals, organisations, promoters and orchestras in order to:

 hrough its Programme Agreements, T Orchestras Live also contributes to key policy areas including Every Child Matters, Skills Development and Training, Community Cohesion and Economic Regeneration.

Promote sustainability Create a vibrant and sustainable market for live orchestral music; Increase experiences Increase the number and variety of people who experience live orchestral music; Improve value Ensure by action and advocacy that live orchestral music is valued by policy makers, our partners and the public as a vital art form and a valuable tool in addressing wider social agendas.

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Our mission and aims 2008/09

INSPIRING, MOTIVATING AND EMPOWERING

Below: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – one of 35 professional British orchestras we worked with during 2007/08. Photo by Eric Richmond.

Our mission is to inspire, motivate and empower the widest range of people through live orchestral music.

An independent charitable organisation, our aims are to: Inspire To increase the number and diversity of people experiencing live orchestral music;  o support and develop the market for T live orchestral music activities; Motivate To support the highest standards in the creation, planning and performance of music; Empower To play an active part in policy implementation at local, regional and national level;  o manage and develop the organisation T and its resources to fulfil its mission.

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 orking with its partners, Orchestras W Live creates excellent and sustainable programmes of live orchestral music, the foundations of which are built on strong, diverse strategic partnerships of individuals, organisations, promoters and orchestras in order to:

 hrough its Programme Agreements, T Orchestras Live also contributes to key policy areas including Every Child Matters, Skills Development and Training, Community Cohesion and Economic Regeneration.

Promote sustainability Create a vibrant and sustainable market for live orchestral music; Increase experiences Increase the number and variety of people who experience live orchestral music; Improve value Ensure by action and advocacy that live orchestral music is valued by policy makers, our partners and the public as a vital art form and a valuable tool in addressing wider social agendas.

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How we work

We work with promoters to develop audiences and the market for live orchestral music.

SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT

This image shows Ensemble intercontemporain, the first international orchestra to appear in the 2007/08 Chamber Orchestras Live series. Several orchestra members played at the 2008 Sounds New festival in Canterbury. Photo by Thierry Martinot.

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Orchestras Live works primarily with promoters to develop audiences and the market for live orchestral music across England. By enlarging the market, orchestras can present the best of their work to more people in new places. Orchestras Live forms strategic partnerships with a wide range of organisations, including local authorities, festivals, venues, voluntary promoters, education providers, musicians, composers and orchestras. We help partners plan and carry out programmes of orchestral work that are relevant to their communities, stimulating interaction and learning for people from all backgrounds and circumstances.

Orchestras Live offers financial support towards the cost of orchestral activities from its Arts Council England grants and other charitable income, and – where appropriate – assists partners in their own fundraising.

Our achievements

MAKING AN IMPACT

The following pages feature a selection of our work from 2007/08, demonstrating the impact we have made through creating diverse partnerships. Orchestras Live | Annual REVIEW | 07


How we work

We work with promoters to develop audiences and the market for live orchestral music.

SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT

This image shows Ensemble intercontemporain, the first international orchestra to appear in the 2007/08 Chamber Orchestras Live series. Several orchestra members played at the 2008 Sounds New festival in Canterbury. Photo by Thierry Martinot.

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Orchestras Live works primarily with promoters to develop audiences and the market for live orchestral music across England. By enlarging the market, orchestras can present the best of their work to more people in new places. Orchestras Live forms strategic partnerships with a wide range of organisations, including local authorities, festivals, venues, voluntary promoters, education providers, musicians, composers and orchestras. We help partners plan and carry out programmes of orchestral work that are relevant to their communities, stimulating interaction and learning for people from all backgrounds and circumstances.

Orchestras Live offers financial support towards the cost of orchestral activities from its Arts Council England grants and other charitable income, and – where appropriate – assists partners in their own fundraising.

Our achievements

MAKING AN IMPACT

The following pages feature a selection of our work from 2007/08, demonstrating the impact we have made through creating diverse partnerships. Orchestras Live | Annual REVIEW | 07


Our achievements

Derby For some time Derby City Council had been promoting several strands of orchestral and classical music activity including a Classical Concert Series, two sinfonia ViVA residencies, the UK’s largest free outdoor classical music concert at Darley Park and other events such as small-scale chamber recitals.

The process of making a Programme Agreement with Orchestras Live brought the opportunity to look afresh at how things are done, leading to a key aim being agreed that the classical music offer in Derby should be planned and marketed as a whole so that the benefits of synergy are greater than the individual parts.

These had mostly been separately planned, organised, branded and marketed by Through a series of meetings and the City’s Arts & Events team, venue discussions, a shared vision for a more management and sinfonia ViVA staff. holistic strategy of orchestral activity successfully evolved with joint artistic planning, coherent branding, incentives to encourage crossover and a shared audience development research project.

Journeys Orchestras Live worked with four partners in Lincoln to deliver a long-term pilot project aimed at enriching music-making provision in primary schools in the city centre. 60 pupils, aged 10 –11, took part in a creative music project on the theme of Journeys in autumn 2007, including workshops and a public performance with sinfonia ViVA.

This image: Journeys audience at Lincoln Drill Hall. Photo by Phil Crow. Left: Journeys project participant. Photo by John Thompson.

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Creation project with sinfonia ViVA in Derby.

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Our achievements

Derby For some time Derby City Council had been promoting several strands of orchestral and classical music activity including a Classical Concert Series, two sinfonia ViVA residencies, the UK’s largest free outdoor classical music concert at Darley Park and other events such as small-scale chamber recitals.

The process of making a Programme Agreement with Orchestras Live brought the opportunity to look afresh at how things are done, leading to a key aim being agreed that the classical music offer in Derby should be planned and marketed as a whole so that the benefits of synergy are greater than the individual parts.

These had mostly been separately planned, organised, branded and marketed by Through a series of meetings and the City’s Arts & Events team, venue discussions, a shared vision for a more management and sinfonia ViVA staff. holistic strategy of orchestral activity successfully evolved with joint artistic planning, coherent branding, incentives to encourage crossover and a shared audience development research project.

Journeys Orchestras Live worked with four partners in Lincoln to deliver a long-term pilot project aimed at enriching music-making provision in primary schools in the city centre. 60 pupils, aged 10 –11, took part in a creative music project on the theme of Journeys in autumn 2007, including workshops and a public performance with sinfonia ViVA.

This image: Journeys audience at Lincoln Drill Hall. Photo by Phil Crow. Left: Journeys project participant. Photo by John Thompson.

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Creation project with sinfonia ViVA in Derby.

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Our achievements

£60k

awarded to the Cumbria Partnership from the Northern Rock Foundation, securing the project until 2011

Orchestras Live’s active support of chamber orchestras brings world-class orchestral music to under-served and rural communities

Cumbria A partnership with four voluntary promoters in Keswick, Penrith, Cockermouth and Egremont has led to the establishment of an annual Chamber Orchestras Live programme in Cumbria’s cultural calendar. This year, supported by Orchestras Live, they were awarded £60,000 from the Northern Rock Foundation, securing the programme until 2011 and enabling them to introduce concerts for families and young people.

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c hildren aged 3 –5 were involved with our Flights of Fancy project in Suffolk

Flights of Fancy A unique developmental project involving over 350 children aged 3 –5 at children’s centres and nurseries in three parts of Suffolk, exploring the effects of regular music-making in early years settings, with an emphasis on skills development for musicians, practitioners and parents.

“This project has had a very positive impact on me professionally. It has helped me build my confidence in implementing music activities with the children.” Early years practitioner

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick which presented one of dozens of successful concerts as part of Chamber Orchestras Live.

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Flights of Fancy. Photo by Stuart Bruce

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Our achievements

£60k

awarded to the Cumbria Partnership from the Northern Rock Foundation, securing the project until 2011

Orchestras Live’s active support of chamber orchestras brings world-class orchestral music to under-served and rural communities

Cumbria A partnership with four voluntary promoters in Keswick, Penrith, Cockermouth and Egremont has led to the establishment of an annual Chamber Orchestras Live programme in Cumbria’s cultural calendar. This year, supported by Orchestras Live, they were awarded £60,000 from the Northern Rock Foundation, securing the programme until 2011 and enabling them to introduce concerts for families and young people.

350

c hildren aged 3 –5 were involved with our Flights of Fancy project in Suffolk

Flights of Fancy A unique developmental project involving over 350 children aged 3 –5 at children’s centres and nurseries in three parts of Suffolk, exploring the effects of regular music-making in early years settings, with an emphasis on skills development for musicians, practitioners and parents.

“This project has had a very positive impact on me professionally. It has helped me build my confidence in implementing music activities with the children.” Early years practitioner

Theatre by the Lake, Keswick which presented one of dozens of successful concerts as part of Chamber Orchestras Live.

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Flights of Fancy. Photo by Stuart Bruce

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Our achievements

Picture This Picture This was a two-year strategic project initiated by Orchestras Live which brought together six local authorities in Hertfordshire in a shared approach towards collaborative work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Following a series of projects and performances across the county, Picture This culminated in November 2007 with a major performance of music devised for visual images.

Some 160 people from eight groups including schools, adults with additional needs and a youth wind band joined forces with the RPO for the public concert at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre.

“At first I was a little apprehensive I confess. The project appeared somewhat ambitious and so many things could have gone wrong, but it all came off, and what a wonderful musical experience we enjoyed!� John, aged 92

This image and left: Picture This by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Our achievements

Picture This Picture This was a two-year strategic project initiated by Orchestras Live which brought together six local authorities in Hertfordshire in a shared approach towards collaborative work with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Following a series of projects and performances across the county, Picture This culminated in November 2007 with a major performance of music devised for visual images.

Some 160 people from eight groups including schools, adults with additional needs and a youth wind band joined forces with the RPO for the public concert at Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre.

“At first I was a little apprehensive I confess. The project appeared somewhat ambitious and so many things could have gone wrong, but it all came off, and what a wonderful musical experience we enjoyed!� John, aged 92

This image and left: Picture This by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Our achievements

Philharmonia Orchestra with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen who conducted Turangalila in Southend. Photo by Richard Haughton.

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Orchestras Live creates unique partnerships in order to deliver meaningful projects with lasting legacies

children attended our Making Tracks concert tour in March 2008

This image and right: Making Tracks at Grantham. Photos by John Thompson.

Making Tracks Following the success of our Making Tracks concert tour in 2007, further concerts were staged in March 2008 with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Stevenage, Grantham and Norwich. These entertaining, educational, interactive concerts for 7 to 11 year olds were attended by more than 10,000 children, many hearing a live orchestra for the very first time.

Turangalila project A rare performance of Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphonie, by the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, provided an opportunity for Orchestras Live to initiate and support two projects in which young people explored Messiaen’s compositional techniques and created their own music.

“This project opened my eyes to the possibilities in relation to constructing and performing music in a classical manner.” BND Music Technology student SE Essex College

35 music technology students at South East Essex College took part in workshops led by a team of Philharmonia musicians, whilst in Rochford a weekend project with 42 young people was held through the District Council’s Extended Schools programme. Many of the participants went on to attend the performance of Turangalila Symphonie.

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Our achievements

Philharmonia Orchestra with Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen who conducted Turangalila in Southend. Photo by Richard Haughton.

10,000

Orchestras Live creates unique partnerships in order to deliver meaningful projects with lasting legacies

children attended our Making Tracks concert tour in March 2008

This image and right: Making Tracks at Grantham. Photos by John Thompson.

Making Tracks Following the success of our Making Tracks concert tour in 2007, further concerts were staged in March 2008 with the BBC Concert Orchestra in Stevenage, Grantham and Norwich. These entertaining, educational, interactive concerts for 7 to 11 year olds were attended by more than 10,000 children, many hearing a live orchestra for the very first time.

Turangalila project A rare performance of Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphonie, by the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, provided an opportunity for Orchestras Live to initiate and support two projects in which young people explored Messiaen’s compositional techniques and created their own music.

“This project opened my eyes to the possibilities in relation to constructing and performing music in a classical manner.” BND Music Technology student SE Essex College

35 music technology students at South East Essex College took part in workshops led by a team of Philharmonia musicians, whilst in Rochford a weekend project with 42 young people was held through the District Council’s Extended Schools programme. Many of the participants went on to attend the performance of Turangalila Symphonie.

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Chamber Orchestras Live 2007/08

Our achievements

Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Photo by Mike Hoban.

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c oncerts played from April 2007 to March 2008

Chamber Orchestras Live enables people to enjoy high quality live orchestral music on their doorstep, and orchestras to tour their best work to new areas. From April 2007 to March 2008, a network of 25 promoters worked with 19 orchestras across 29 venues, playing a total of 53 concerts to 11,900 people in small and medium-sized towns stretching from Devon to North Yorkshire and from Kent to Cumbria. The enthusiastic response from promoters and audiences shows how much people value quality of performance and enterprising programmes.

New and recent music features strongly in Chamber Orchestras Live concerts; in the past year 23 performances of works by living composers were given, including 3 UK or World Premieres. The demand for live orchestral music continues to grow and, as well as support from Arts Council England, other sources of funding help to secure the development of the network to new places and new audiences. Arts Council England has signalled its commitment to this strand of work by consolidating Lottery funding for Chamber Orchestras Live into our regular funding package until 2011.

Musical Excellence in the Waveney Valley A three-year residency relationship by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in part of South Norfolk and Mid Suffolk, explored the potential for social engagement, learning and audience development amongst communities facing cultural isolation in a very rural area. Activity included chamber orchestra performances, a cross-art form project with schools, coaching for amateur musicians and a Family Music Day.

Orchestras Live can help Local Authorities to deliver their priority social agendas This image and above right: Sounding Out Family Music Day in Eye, as part of the Musical Excellence in the Waveney Valley project. Photos by Stuart Bruce.

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Britten Sinfonia – one of the 19 orchestras who performed as part of the Chamber Orchestras Live circuit.

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Chamber Orchestras Live 2007/08

Our achievements

Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Photo by Mike Hoban.

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c oncerts played from April 2007 to March 2008

Chamber Orchestras Live enables people to enjoy high quality live orchestral music on their doorstep, and orchestras to tour their best work to new areas. From April 2007 to March 2008, a network of 25 promoters worked with 19 orchestras across 29 venues, playing a total of 53 concerts to 11,900 people in small and medium-sized towns stretching from Devon to North Yorkshire and from Kent to Cumbria. The enthusiastic response from promoters and audiences shows how much people value quality of performance and enterprising programmes.

New and recent music features strongly in Chamber Orchestras Live concerts; in the past year 23 performances of works by living composers were given, including 3 UK or World Premieres. The demand for live orchestral music continues to grow and, as well as support from Arts Council England, other sources of funding help to secure the development of the network to new places and new audiences. Arts Council England has signalled its commitment to this strand of work by consolidating Lottery funding for Chamber Orchestras Live into our regular funding package until 2011.

Musical Excellence in the Waveney Valley A three-year residency relationship by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields in part of South Norfolk and Mid Suffolk, explored the potential for social engagement, learning and audience development amongst communities facing cultural isolation in a very rural area. Activity included chamber orchestra performances, a cross-art form project with schools, coaching for amateur musicians and a Family Music Day.

Orchestras Live can help Local Authorities to deliver their priority social agendas This image and above right: Sounding Out Family Music Day in Eye, as part of the Musical Excellence in the Waveney Valley project. Photos by Stuart Bruce.

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Britten Sinfonia – one of the 19 orchestras who performed as part of the Chamber Orchestras Live circuit.

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During 2007/08, Orchestras Live supported more than 270 events in partnership with 95 Local Authorities and other promoters in the East and East Midlands and a number of other areas of England, involving 35 British professional orchestras.

National reach

Orchestras Live makes orchestral concerts and projects possible across England.

FAR AND WIDE

For more details please visit our website at www.orchestraslive.org.uk  etween 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2008, B Orchestras Live worked intensively across the East and East Midlands regions, and with a further 25 promoters as part of the Chamber Orchestras Live scheme in counties as far afield as Cumbria, Devon, Shropshire and Kent. Key to map Orchestras Live reach Specific activity

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During 2007/08, Orchestras Live supported more than 270 events in partnership with 95 Local Authorities and other promoters in the East and East Midlands and a number of other areas of England, involving 35 British professional orchestras.

National reach

Orchestras Live makes orchestral concerts and projects possible across England.

FAR AND WIDE

For more details please visit our website at www.orchestraslive.org.uk  etween 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2008, B Orchestras Live worked intensively across the East and East Midlands regions, and with a further 25 promoters as part of the Chamber Orchestras Live scheme in counties as far afield as Cumbria, Devon, Shropshire and Kent. Key to map Orchestras Live reach Specific activity

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Financials 2007/08

During 2007/08 Orchestras Live continued its three funding endeavours to: Maximise and diversify our core funding sources; Secure restricted funds to support specific orchestral projects and programmes; Support and advise partners in their own fundraising efforts.

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Income

Expenditure

Arts Council England grants £807,571 (64.7%)

Projects and Concerts £495,170 (39.1%)

Local Authority subscriptions £256,997 (20.6%)

Chamber Orchestras Live £398,458 (31.5%)

Other grants £92,291 (7.4%)

Programme and Promoter Development £169,317 (13.4%)

Investment income £91,333 (7.3%)

Administration, Governance and Overheads £155,917 (12.3%) Fundraising and Communications £46,728 (3.7%)

Income Grants from funders including the Foyle Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Youth Music enabled Orchestras Live to deliver a range of high quality orchestral projects and to develop and extend our Chamber Orchestras Live touring circuit into new locations. Going forward, the consolidation of the Arts Council England grant has given us a stable platform from which we hope to develop and build new core and project funding streams in order to deliver the organisation’s 3-year business plan to its fullest potential.

Expenditure Orchestras Live invests in orchestral activities through its Arts Council England grants and other charitable income, and – where appropriate – assists partners in their own fundraising. Offering grants in the form of guarantees against loss stimulates and maintains greater local investment and maintains the principle that concerts and events are promoted and owned within the communities where they take place. The level of our support is flexible and we respond to the quality and ambition of local initiatives.

Consolidated Statement of Financial Activities for the Year Ended 31 March 2008 2008 (£)

2007 (£)

Incoming Resources Investment income 91,333 Grants – Arts Council England 807,571 Local authority subscriptions 256,997 Other grants 92,291 Total incoming resources 1,248,192

67,441 864,183 302,780 88,611 1,323,015

Resources Expended Cost of generating funds 32,919 Charitable activities 1,230,171 Governance 2,500 Total resources expended 1,265,590 Net incoming resources (*) -17,398 Exceptional item: transfer of funds from Eastern Orchestral Board 1,208,502

Current Assets Temporary investments (**) 1,131,052 Debtors 84,729 Cash at bank and in hand 9,192 1,224,973 Current Liabilities Creditors 33,869 Defined benefit pension liability 0 Net current assets 1,191,104

Non-current Liabilities One-off pension contribution 0 Net assets 1,191,104 Represented by: Restricted funds (***) 1,024,701 Unrestricted funds – General 106,403 Unrestricted funds – Designated 60,000

Total Funds 1,191,104

33,904 1,205,682 4,925 1,244,511 78,504

Notes on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Activities This summary contains information extracted from the Statement of Financial Activities and Balance Sheet for the period 6 November 2006 to 31 March 2008. There was no financial activity by Orchestras Live until 1 April 2007 when the Activities of Eastern Orchestral Board were transferred to it.

1,293,158 43,057 14,013 1,350,228

(*) The Net incoming resources figure represents a conscious deployment of reserves into enhanced activities for the benefit of our partners and to further our aims. By spending this money (rather than having it accrue as a reserve) we were able to deliver a greater programme of activity.

14,908 10,300 1,325,020

(**) This figure represents the balance of monies held on deposit with Birmingham Midshires and Essex County Council at 31 March 2008.

116,700 1,208,320

(***) This figure represents various funds which have been given for particular purposes and projects, primarily Local Authority Activities Fund balances and Chamber Orchestras Live.

1,130,199 18,121 60,000

This is not the full statutory report and accounts and may not contain sufficient information to gain a complete understanding of the charity’s activities.

1,208,320

For a full copy of our Report and Accounts please contact Orchestras Live on 020 7629 9601.

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Financials 2007/08

During 2007/08 Orchestras Live continued its three funding endeavours to: Maximise and diversify our core funding sources; Secure restricted funds to support specific orchestral projects and programmes; Support and advise partners in their own fundraising efforts.

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Income

Expenditure

Arts Council England grants £807,571 (64.7%)

Projects and Concerts £495,170 (39.1%)

Local Authority subscriptions £256,997 (20.6%)

Chamber Orchestras Live £398,458 (31.5%)

Other grants £92,291 (7.4%)

Programme and Promoter Development £169,317 (13.4%)

Investment income £91,333 (7.3%)

Administration, Governance and Overheads £155,917 (12.3%) Fundraising and Communications £46,728 (3.7%)

Income Grants from funders including the Foyle Foundation, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Youth Music enabled Orchestras Live to deliver a range of high quality orchestral projects and to develop and extend our Chamber Orchestras Live touring circuit into new locations. Going forward, the consolidation of the Arts Council England grant has given us a stable platform from which we hope to develop and build new core and project funding streams in order to deliver the organisation’s 3-year business plan to its fullest potential.

Expenditure Orchestras Live invests in orchestral activities through its Arts Council England grants and other charitable income, and – where appropriate – assists partners in their own fundraising. Offering grants in the form of guarantees against loss stimulates and maintains greater local investment and maintains the principle that concerts and events are promoted and owned within the communities where they take place. The level of our support is flexible and we respond to the quality and ambition of local initiatives.

Consolidated Statement of Financial Activities for the Year Ended 31 March 2008 2008 (£)

2007 (£)

Incoming Resources Investment income 91,333 Grants – Arts Council England 807,571 Local authority subscriptions 256,997 Other grants 92,291 Total incoming resources 1,248,192

67,441 864,183 302,780 88,611 1,323,015

Resources Expended Cost of generating funds 32,919 Charitable activities 1,230,171 Governance 2,500 Total resources expended 1,265,590 Net incoming resources (*) -17,398 Exceptional item: transfer of funds from Eastern Orchestral Board 1,208,502

Current Assets Temporary investments (**) 1,131,052 Debtors 84,729 Cash at bank and in hand 9,192 1,224,973 Current Liabilities Creditors 33,869 Defined benefit pension liability 0 Net current assets 1,191,104

Non-current Liabilities One-off pension contribution 0 Net assets 1,191,104 Represented by: Restricted funds (***) 1,024,701 Unrestricted funds – General 106,403 Unrestricted funds – Designated 60,000

Total Funds 1,191,104

33,904 1,205,682 4,925 1,244,511 78,504

Notes on the Consolidated Statement of Financial Activities This summary contains information extracted from the Statement of Financial Activities and Balance Sheet for the period 6 November 2006 to 31 March 2008. There was no financial activity by Orchestras Live until 1 April 2007 when the Activities of Eastern Orchestral Board were transferred to it.

1,293,158 43,057 14,013 1,350,228

(*) The Net incoming resources figure represents a conscious deployment of reserves into enhanced activities for the benefit of our partners and to further our aims. By spending this money (rather than having it accrue as a reserve) we were able to deliver a greater programme of activity.

14,908 10,300 1,325,020

(**) This figure represents the balance of monies held on deposit with Birmingham Midshires and Essex County Council at 31 March 2008.

116,700 1,208,320

(***) This figure represents various funds which have been given for particular purposes and projects, primarily Local Authority Activities Fund balances and Chamber Orchestras Live.

1,130,199 18,121 60,000

This is not the full statutory report and accounts and may not contain sufficient information to gain a complete understanding of the charity’s activities.

1,208,320

For a full copy of our Report and Accounts please contact Orchestras Live on 020 7629 9601.

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Our aspirations 2008/09

Visit www.orchestraslive.org.uk or join our emailing list to keep up to date on our current and future projects.

Orchestras Live team October 2008

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Orchestras Live will play a growing role in regional and national cultural development agendas and initiatives.

Our priorities for the year are focused on young people, families and vulnerable people and increasing the number of people who have access to live orchestral music of all kinds. Residency relationships will be strengthened, particularly building the capacity and skills of promoters to sustain concert performances and develop local music leaders and advocates. We will continue our commitment to increasing orchestral music provision in under-served areas, and maintain the key partnerships to enable this to happen.

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The Chamber Orchestras Live promoter network will continue to grow. A new evaluation framework will be developed to enhance the quality of the evidence we need for planning and making the case for funding. Orchestras Live will play a growing role in regional and national cultural development agendas and initiatives, such as Music Manifesto and Creative Partnerships.

Chief Executive Henry Little henry@orchestraslive.org.uk

Partnership Manager Jan Ford jan@orchestraslive.org.uk

Administrator and Company Secretary Nancy Buchanan nancy@orchestraslive.org.uk

Responsible for the future direction of Orchestras Live and for the sound and effective management of the organisation’s artistic, financial, operational and administrative operation.

Responsible for the development and delivery of strategic partnerships in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire and for the development of the Chamber Orchestras Live network.

Responsible for all administration and company secretarial aspects of the organisation.

Partnership Manager Stuart Bruce stuart@orchestraslive.org.uk Responsible for the development and delivery of strategic partnerships in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.

Programme Officer Kate Newell kate@orchestraslive.org.uk Responsible for assisting the Partnership Managers with the delivery of projects and administrating Chamber Orchestras Live.

Communications Consultant Matt Carwardine-Palmer matt@marketingculture.org.uk Responsible for all marketing and communications activities including website development, e-marketing, press and PR and publications.

Funding Development Manager Caroline Porter caroline@orchestraslive.org.uk Responsible for generating income from a wide range of sources including trusts and foundations. Orchestras Live | Annual REVIEW | 23


Our aspirations 2008/09

Visit www.orchestraslive.org.uk or join our emailing list to keep up to date on our current and future projects.

Orchestras Live team October 2008

EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE

Orchestras Live will play a growing role in regional and national cultural development agendas and initiatives.

Our priorities for the year are focused on young people, families and vulnerable people and increasing the number of people who have access to live orchestral music of all kinds. Residency relationships will be strengthened, particularly building the capacity and skills of promoters to sustain concert performances and develop local music leaders and advocates. We will continue our commitment to increasing orchestral music provision in under-served areas, and maintain the key partnerships to enable this to happen.

THE FUTURE 22 | Orchestras Live | Annual REVIEW

The Chamber Orchestras Live promoter network will continue to grow. A new evaluation framework will be developed to enhance the quality of the evidence we need for planning and making the case for funding. Orchestras Live will play a growing role in regional and national cultural development agendas and initiatives, such as Music Manifesto and Creative Partnerships.

Chief Executive Henry Little henry@orchestraslive.org.uk

Partnership Manager Jan Ford jan@orchestraslive.org.uk

Administrator and Company Secretary Nancy Buchanan nancy@orchestraslive.org.uk

Responsible for the future direction of Orchestras Live and for the sound and effective management of the organisation’s artistic, financial, operational and administrative operation.

Responsible for the development and delivery of strategic partnerships in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire and for the development of the Chamber Orchestras Live network.

Responsible for all administration and company secretarial aspects of the organisation.

Partnership Manager Stuart Bruce stuart@orchestraslive.org.uk Responsible for the development and delivery of strategic partnerships in Bedfordshire, Derbyshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.

Programme Officer Kate Newell kate@orchestraslive.org.uk Responsible for assisting the Partnership Managers with the delivery of projects and administrating Chamber Orchestras Live.

Communications Consultant Matt Carwardine-Palmer matt@marketingculture.org.uk Responsible for all marketing and communications activities including website development, e-marketing, press and PR and publications.

Funding Development Manager Caroline Porter caroline@orchestraslive.org.uk Responsible for generating income from a wide range of sources including trusts and foundations. Orchestras Live | Annual REVIEW | 23


Further reading

ORCHESTRAS LIVE ONLINE

Visit www.orchestraslive.org.uk for concert listings, news updates, sound clips, resources, case studies, reports, policy documents and much more. To sign up for our regular e-bulletin, please email info@orchestraslive.org.uk with subject line ‘subscribe’.

Orchestras Live’s trustees at 31 March 2008 Nicky Adamson Mark Bromley Martin Gent (Chairman) Jim Gillies Tony Graves Philip Herbert Keith Nimmo Peter Snelling Jane Wells Frankie Williams

Orchestras Live 10 Stratford Place London W1C 1BA 020 7629 9601 info@orchestraslive.org.uk www.orchestraslive.org.uk Registered company number 5988211 (England and Wales) Registered charity number 1117211

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Further reading

ORCHESTRAS LIVE ONLINE

Visit www.orchestraslive.org.uk for concert listings, news updates, sound clips, resources, case studies, reports, policy documents and much more. To sign up for our regular e-bulletin, please email info@orchestraslive.org.uk with subject line ‘subscribe’.

Orchestras Live’s trustees at 31 March 2008 Nicky Adamson Mark Bromley Martin Gent (Chairman) Jim Gillies Tony Graves Philip Herbert Keith Nimmo Peter Snelling Jane Wells Frankie Williams

Orchestras Live 10 Stratford Place London W1C 1BA 020 7629 9601 info@orchestraslive.org.uk www.orchestraslive.org.uk Registered company number 5988211 (England and Wales) Registered charity number 1117211

sinfonia ViVA. Photo by Marco Borggreve. 24 | Orchestras Live | Annual REVIEW

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Orchestras Live Annual Review 2007-08