iOrchestra is an amazing opportunity to step inside an extraordinary orchestra. Last year 45,000 people took up that opportunity in Plymouth, Torbay and Cornwall. This year, we are returning to each of those locations, with a new immersive digital installation, creative projects for all ages and abilities, an updated version of the iOrchestra truck and a fresh programme of live concerts.

In the iOrchestra Tent you will find Universe of Sound – a deconstructed digital orchestra, in which 103 musicians from the Philharmonia, and Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salanon will take you on a journey through Gustav Holst’s The Planets from the inside out.

In the iOrchestra Truck you will find MusicLab, a mobile pop-up play and create experience which allows you to step into the shoes of a conductor, a composer, a cellist, a percussion and more and gives you the chance to learn about the orchestra and participate in making music with the players themselves.

Through a programme of Live Concerts we are bringing the full Philharmonia Orchestra to Plymouth, Torquay and Truro, building on the success of community concerts in year one. We will also be bringing players from the Orchestra to perform iOrchestra Schools Concerts in each location.


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MusicLab update / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-05-27T00:00:00Z">Tue 27 May 2014</span>MusicLab update / Tue 27 May 2014

We are very sorry to announce that MusicLab sustained extensive damage following a small fire on Sunday 25 May. Unfortunately, MusicLab is still undergoing repair work and so will be unable to appear in Foxhole as planne...

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Tuning Worlds composition project open to all / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-04-17T00:00:00Z">Fri 17 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-06-19T00:00:00Z">Fri 19 Jun 2015</span> <span>(2 months)</span>Tuning Worlds composition project open to all / Fri 17 Apr to Fri 19 Jun 2015 (2 months)

Led by composers Hugh Nankivell, Steve Sowden, Richard Povall fresh from the success of 'The Heaviside Condition', you are invited to join a group as they explore the music of the spheres and build a composition using so...

See the Philharmonia Orchestra LIVE in Torbay for just £5! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-06-07T00:00:00Z">Sun 07 Jun 2015</span>See the Philharmonia Orchestra LIVE in Torbay for just £5! / Sun 07 Jun 2015

See one of the world's great orchestras LIVE in concert, right in the heart of Torquay. Conductor Domingo Hindoyan and presenter Tim Steiner will guide you through a programme that pulls out all the orchestral stops!...

Universe of Sound visits Torbay / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-05-25T00:00:00Z">Mon 25 May</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-06-07T00:00:00Z">Sun 07 Jun 2015</span> <span>(2 weeks)</span>Universe of Sound visits Torbay / Mon 25 May to Sun 07 Jun 2015 (2 weeks)

Conduct, play and step inside a virtual Philharmonia Orchestra, joining 132 musicians and Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, performing one of the most spectacular pieces of musi...

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Volunteers wanted for large music installation - iOrchestra / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-05-10T00:00:00Z">Sun 10 May 2015</span>Volunteers wanted for large music installation - iOrchestra / Sun 10 May 2015

We are seeking volunteers in Torbay, Plymouth and Cornwall to work on iOrchestra to support the public in exploring Universe of Sound. Whether you can give a few hours or several days, we want to hear from you – get invo...

iOrchestra volunteers needed! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-05-30T00:00:00Z">Fri 30 May 2014</span>iOrchestra volunteers needed! / Fri 30 May 2014

Get Involved We still need you to help us bring the amazing experience of iOrchestra to life — help even more youth and community projects to take their inspiration from iOrchestra in 2014 and 2015 and light the creativ...

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