Philharmonia Orchestra wins Royal Philharmonic Society Award

Many congratulations to our colleagues the Philharmonia Orchestra on winning the Audiences and Engagement Award last night at the very prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Awards, the Oscars of the live classical music performance world, for their iOrchestra initiative. It was a very strong category - they were up against the huge 'Crowd Out' singing project run by composer David Lang and choral director Simon Halsey in Birmingham, Berlin and London, and the innovative Multi-Story concert series in Peckham Car Park. This is the citation for the Philharmonia: 'For its impressive range of partnerships across arts and non-arts organisations; for its innovative marketing, including an emphasis on repeat visits; for embedding itself in local communities in Devon and Cornwall, leaving them enriched through increased skills and connections; for interweaving outstanding live performances with online and installation experiences; and for this organisation’s ability to reinvent and evolve to build on existing excellent work, the RPS Audiences and Engagement award for 2015 goes to Philharmonia’s iOrchestra.'