Orpheus Sinfonia has been awarded a grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, as announced by the Culture Secretary, Here For Culture.
We are one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England.
Orpheus Sinfonia is a beacon of cultural significance and opportunity. Through our programme of innovatively conceived activity, we work for the future of music. We bring you the best musicians of tomorrow, today, opening the doors of classical music to all corners of society and increasing provision of invigorating innovative creative opportunity. In 2019 Orpheus provided work for 196 musicians, giving 36 performances to diverse audiences of 14861, bringing music to 3183 children & working with 13 schools.
This funding is a critical lifeline for Orpheus Sinfonia, the key to our future as we rebuild to work sustainably for the benefit of all, in inclusively sharing, educating and performing extraordinary projects. Our exceptional freelance musicians remain at the centre of all we do, and are the very point of Orpheus’ existence. Orpheus Sinfonia is here for culture and very actively letting music live.
Our pioneering Adjourned but Still in Session series kept our musicians playing during lockdown, brining music to a wider audience at a time of isolation. This we will now develop, in Adjourned: Synergy and digital adaptations of Multiplay – our innovative outreach programme, as work to return to live performance to in person audiences whilst continuing our successful digital adaptations.