Inclusivity lies at the heart of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, and its vast programme aims to bring transformative musical experiences to the entire community.
The OPO’s ground-breaking position as Orchestra in Residence at the University Oxford is the pinnacle of its education programme, offering top-of-the-range tuition and performance opportunities to tomorrow’s finest musicians. The Orchestra also works with Oxfordshire County Music Service and Oxford City Council to bring fun-filled music-making to children in primary and secondary schools across the county, as well as visiting local hospitals and retirement homes to share a love of music.
Students sit Side-by-Side with a professional player in an OPO concert.
The Orchestra’s Side-by-Side scheme gives young musicians from Oxfordshire the opportunity to sit alongside a professional player in the opening work of up to three of its Oxford season concerts.
Discounted tickets to make concerts accessible for students.
Full-time students can purchase a £5 ticket in the lowest price band or a £5 discount for all other price bands through generous contributions to the Orchestra’s Concert Ticket Access Fund for Students.
Bringing music to those who may not usually have access to it.
The OPO runs regular workshops at various hospitals, nursing and care homes throughout the county. The Orchestra has also forged close relationships with Oxfordshire’s special schools where specially trained musicians conduct fun and accessible musical workshops.