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Wednesday, 2 February 2022

BBC Concert Orchestra to have three-year residency in Great Yarmouth as part of Orchestras Live's Create Yarmouth

BBC Concert Orchestra - Create Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is not the first place that you'd identify with live orchestral music, but Orchestras Live and the BBC Concert Orchestra aim to change that. The BBC Concert Orchestra has announced a new three year residency in Great Yarmouth as part of Orchestras Live's wider Create Yarmouth programme.

The orchestra's residency in Great Yarmouth will focus such areas as workshops in every primary school to encourage students to get creative with music, followed by an invitation to a free schools concert; full orchestral concerts for the general public with reduced ticket prices and offers; pop-up performances in public spaces; working with young composers to offer learning and development as well as opportunities to showcase their work; and a programme of work with local young producers, developing their cultural industry skills and enabling them to take an active role in delivering the BBC Concert Orchestra's public events. 

All this builds on the orchestra's existing educational and community activities across the UK including taking a leading role in the BBC's Ten Pieces programme and being a key partner in the BBC Young Composer competition and the newly launched BBC Open Music programme.

Create Yarmouth is a co-production between the BBC Concert Orchestra and Orchestras Live, in partnership with a variety of arts organisations in Norfolk including Norfolk Music Hub, Norfolk Museum Service, Norfolk Arts Service, Enjoy Great Yarmouth, Creative Collisions, Out There Arts and St George’s Theatre. The new residency builds on an existing rolling programme of work with professional orchestras which aims to raise aspiration, provide learning pathways and improve peoples’ wellbeing through collaborations with world-class musicians, digital artists, producers and arts managers. 

Further information from the BBC Concert Orchestra's website and Orchestras Live website

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