Working in areas within the 5% most deprived in the country, the partnership aims to enhance the lives of teenagers from excluded communities through intensive creative activities leading to a performance with world-class Philharmonia musicians. Symphonize offers training in performance, music technology, recording, production and composition with experienced professionals, aiming to equip hard-to-reach young people with new skills, confidence, increased social connection, broader horizons, motivation, and a diversion from negative behaviour.
The project included:
- Training for leaders and musicians, to include skill sharing and exchanging experience.
- Outreach ‘taster’ workshops with up to 50 participants aged 11 to 16 plus Philharmonia musicians and Soft Touch workers.
- An intensive three day project with specialised workshops, creating a new piece and performance with live recording, which culminated in January 2015.
Supported by J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust