Our Meet the Music community and education programme is generously supported by the MariaMarina Foundation.
Founded in 1988, City of London Sinfonia’s education and outreach programme was one of the first such programmes to be established by a UK orchestra. Orchestra musicians spend many hours outside the concert hall working with young people, in prisons, hospitals and in residential homes bringing music making to life. Our Meet the Music programme involves two strands of work:
Growth through Music brings music and musicians into schools, nurseries, prisons and community settings in a variety of UK regions. Our annual Lullaby Concerts tour and related workshops works with very young children across Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Essex. We work with our partner Opera Holland Park 's Inspire programme bringing music into schools and youth settings in West London.
Wellbeing through Music includes work in the field of health and wellbeing, including oiur regular visits to Great Ormond Street and Evelina Childrens Hospitals and to residential homes for elderly Jewish refugees and holocaust survivors. The newest area of engagement sees us collaborating with the Dementia Research Centre experimenting with music support to sufferers of a particular type of dementia called Primary Progressive Aphasia.
For more information on our community and education work please call 020 7621 2805.