European Orchestra LABoratory II

Ulster Orchestra Society

Cooperation Projects

Northern Ireland

2016

Total project grant (euros)

1,485,564.89

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

Culture

Call number

EACEA 29/2015

Project date

1 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2019

Number of partners in project

6

Lead organisation

The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, The Netherlands

Partners

Halle Concerts Society, UK

Ulster Orchestra Society, UK

Tinerimea Română” National Art Center, Romania

L’Auditori, Spain

Tonkünstler-Orchester, Austria

The European Orchestra LABoratory aims to grow the role of orchestras in society by taking music closer to people.

EO LAB II evolves from EO LAB I where four orchestras focused on new formats to reach non-traditional concert goers.

To achieve a new type of audience development, EO LAB II inverts the traditional top down orchestra management model to release the potential of individual musicians.

Selected musicians  become project leaders (with strategic responsibility and funded resources) in targeted communities, collaborating with community ambassadors to bring orchestras closer to society.

Orchestra managers are exposed to new ways to collaborate with their musicians and audiences.

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