Young or old, or somewhere in between...
whether you’ve never heard a note of classical music, or are an experienced musician yourself...
or even if you prefer other types of music...
there’s an iOrchestra experience waiting for you.
Between April and July 2014, more than 45,000 people across Plymouth, Torbay and Cornwall - including 10,000 local schoolchildren - enjoyed FREE iOrchestra events, from our immersive digital installation RE-RITE, to workshops in our touring digital music trailer MusicLab and live concerts. We will be back with more special events in 2015, including a brand new interactive digital music installation in the Big Tent, Universe of Sound, based on Holst's The Planets:
- Plymouth: April/May
- Torbay: May/June
- Cornwall: June/July
Full dates and locations will be announced on this site: visit us again to see them, or register with our myOrchestra scheme to receive regular newsletters and discounts on local music events, and to be the first to hear about the dates and times for iOrchestra 2015.
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What our visitors said
"Magic. Just go" (Roger Philp, 6 June 2014)
"Opens a new world of sound, so much to see, hear and feel" (Virginia Marsh, 6 June 2014)
"It’s an orchestra like you’ve never seen before – “deconstructed”. Very different" (Tracey Cabache, 6 June 2014)
"It’s a really exciting way to experience an orchestra for the first, or hundredth, time" (Jill Bird, 7 June 2014)
"The closest a non-musician might get to playing in an orchestra and an inspiration to young future musicians" (anon, 5 May 2014)
"Totally gripping experience of being inside the powerhouse of the orchestra and the music" (Joy Gleeson, 4 June 2014)
"Very good for people with profound disabilities – a good sensory experience" (anon, 5 May 2014)
"It takes you into the guts of what an orchestra is all about" (anon, 5 May 2014)
Who is the Philharmonia Orchestra?
You may not have heard of the Philharmonia Orchestra but you may well have heard us. We're often on the radio, and are the musicians playing the soundtracks to films such as Thor: The Dark World and Hercules, and video games such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We're also one of the busiest orchestras in the UK, performing more than 160 concerts a year in our home base in London, throughout the UK and around the world. We've loved meeting you through iOrchestra 2014, and we hope to meet new friends over the next year of this amazing music project.