We’re a huge advocate for how important inspirational musical experiences are for young people. Everyone can recall a musical experience or performance that helped shape them, be that as a musician or as a fan of music.
Experiencing or being part of live music, whether as a performer or audience member, profoundly enriches lives.
Whether it’s the first time seeing an Indian tabla played live, the first time seeing an audience from the stage, or their first time having your composition performed by professional musicians — these moments are invaluable and formative in young people’s development.
Our ambition is to offer a breadth of inspiring musical experiences to as many young people as possible. Every year we carefully curate a range of live musical inputs both in and out of school. Working with partners, we offer schools and young people opportunities to experience high quality performances, to work with professionals and to perform in inspirational settings.
Past inputs have ranged from opportunities for emerging musicians such as BandStorm (Battle of the Bands), Perform and Cadenza, to larger collaborations including Armonico Gala Concert and The Great Poole Pan Off, to our more alternative offshoots such as Seeing Sound and Orchestral Evolution. Not to mention our ambitious biennial Music Hub showcase Transmission.
With a packed programme of live music inputs coming up this year including 60 confirmed in-school gigs through Live and Inspired and the continued outreach from Lighthouse Poole’s Studio Jazz, it’s looking like another very busy year ahead!