The Orpheus Foundation

Orpheus Sinfonia Foundation was founded to support and nurture talented young musicians, emerging from conservatoire, to embark on professional careers, by enabling opportunity, work and professional experience. Through this we promote musical excellence and reaching future generations, responding to lack of musical access for young people (as evidenced in government reports). 

To achieve this we produce high-quality performances for public benefit, exploring new and ground-breaking avenues and also actively engage with accessible performances, outreach work and community interaction. Wide-ranging high-level performances incorporate symphonic repertoire, world premi√®res, curated and bespoke programmes, children's interactive performances, workshops and introductions, choral works, orchestra live to film and opera. 

In the past year we have provided work for 196 musicians, giving 36 performances to public diverse audiences of 14861, brought music to 3183 school children & 13 schools. Responding to the lack of access to music for young people we create projects that open the doors to symphonic music for all ages and backgrounds. We achieve these activities by working with a wide array of partners in relevant areas, so strengthening what we can achieve and the reach our work covers. We actively seek out those who will benefit most from our activities.

Most Orpheus Sinfonia concerts take place in St George's, Hanover Square, London W1, the church where Handel used to worship. The intimate atmosphere and social element surrounding our performances there give our concerts a special appeal. We encourage our audiences to enjoy drinks from the bar and to circulate before concerts and during the interval.

We look forward to welcoming you there!