At the heart of the LPO is our mission to share the wonder of world-class music with the broadest possible audience. A big part of that is through our wide-ranging Education and Community programme.
It’s a two-way bridge: we share the music and expertise of our musicians, our passion for music and belief in its power to inspire and uplift, with participants from all walks of life. In turn, our participants bring their creativity, enthusiasm and unique perspectives into the Orchestra to revitalise, enrich and enhance our practice and relevance to the world in which we live.
Something for everyone
- We deliver learning projects and performances for schools, with resources and CPD opportunities for teachers. Find out about our schools work
- We use music to inspire and engage with families, young people with SEND, disabled adults and those who have experienced homelessness. Find out about our family and community work
- We develop the next generation of professional instrumentalists, composers and conductors. Find out about our Rising Talent programmes
We work in partnership with other organisations to enhance our programme and reach a diverse range of participants. We collaborate regularly with major conservatoires on our Rising Talent programme, and with Drake Music and Crisis UK in our community projects.
In London, we are part of the South Riverside Music Partnership along with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, working with the Music Education Hubs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Royal Greenwich, who recommend our participant schools and support the ongoing development of our schools projects.
Beyond London, we are proud to work with partners in our residency areas of Brighton, Eastbourne and Saffron Walden, including Create Music, the Music Education Hub for Brighton & Hove and East Sussex, and West Sussex Music.