The Multi-Story Orchestra has worked in partnership with Bold Tendencies since 2011. Thanks to Bold Tendencies’ commitment to the Multi-Story concept and its ongoing support of the Orchestra - including providing the space for the orchestra to perform and rehearse, and significant financial and logistical support - MSO’s summer season in Peckham has grown from that first concert in 2011 to a series of orchestral performances, chamber concerts and projects with local schools as well as its BBC Proms debut in 2016.
We know that anyone, whatever their age or previous experience, can create and perform amazing classical music. And we're lucky to work with lots of brilliant schools in Peckham that agree. Thanks to Harris Academy Peckham, Hollydale, John Donne, Kender, Lyndhurst, St John and St Clements Primary Schools and St Thomas the Apostle College for believing in what we do and letting us work with their students.
southwark music Service
We've been working with Southwark Music Service since 2012 as part of the Southwark Music Hub. They exist to make Southwark musical. They aim to give every young person in Southwark access to high quality music-making opportunities. From their bustling Saturday Centre to the Southwark Community Orchestra to the David Idowu Choir, there are loads of ways to get involved.
MATTHEW BARLEY + FRASER TRAINER
If it weren't for Matthew Barley and Fraser Trainer our Living Programme Notes wouldn't exist. Matthew entrusted the Living Programme Note concept to us when we first performed with him in 2014. Since then we've continued to work regularly with Matthew and Fraser as we've developed our Living Programme Notes into an annual event.
We've been working with Rose Ballantyne at Blackheath Halls since 2014, with the Orchestra supporting her amazing Community Engagement Programme. We have played for four Children's Operas and many Community Choir projects since then and were particularly excited to be involved in the first performances of Kate Whitley's new children's opera Paws and Padlocks this April.
We first worked with Aldeburgh Festival in 2015 when we performed Kate Whitley's piece Alive with local schoolchildren in a car park in Ipswich. We love working with them and are thrilled to be returning to play with them again this June!