Musicians from Japan and the London Symphony Orchestra delivering a music making workshop at an older people's residence in Tokyo

British Council

With the aim of exploring new ways of engagement between arts institutions and diverse local communities, the British Council and London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) have been jointly running 'Discovery for 2021' since 2018. 

The LSO positions education and outreach as an integral part of their work. The orchestra’s world-leading music education and community programme 'LSO Discovery' offers inspiring musical experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds who have not necessarily had much contact with classical music and musicians. 'LSO Discovery' gives insight into music for members of the public who would like to learn more, while bringing LSO members into contact with a wider public, as well as developing their interests and skills.

Through a collaboration and exchange of knowledge between members of the LSO, orchestral musicians in Japan and partners from diverse community groups in Tokyo, 'Discovery for 2021' explores and promotes new approaches to community engagement practices led by orchestras, and more widely, arts institutions in Japan and the UK.

Organised by: British Council in association with London Symphony Orchestra
With cooperation from: Suzuki Musical Inst. MFG. Co., Ltd.; Tokyo Bunka Kaikan operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture; Kids Support Lima; and Sumida Shukoen
Supported by: Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture

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