When the audience can’t get to the music, take the music to the audience!
This formula, though explicit, deserves a little clarification. The intention is to enable easier access to classical music for those who are unable to get to the concert venues (people in hospital, retirement homes, prisons, and so on). It is easier for chamber groups (4 to 6 musicians), rather than the full orchestra, to meet the requirements of certain venues. Such projects provide people with a break in their daily lives, when they can share a special experience with friends and relatives.
Music in hospital
For the fourth consecutive year, the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie will be visiting the Annecy-Genevois Hospital for an hour-long concert with patients and staff. This concert, given with the support of Banque Laydernier, is scheduled for 2018 (date to be confirmed).
Music at Aiton
The Orchestre des Pays de Savoie will be giving a concert at the Aiton Penitentiary Centre on Monday 11 December 2017. On the bill: Trio for flute, oboe and bassoon, works by Vivaldi, Bach and Hailstork.
Around the concert
The orchestra also aims to reach all sections of the public. A recent survey shows that fifty per cent of those attending an orchestral concert never attended a concert before reaching adulthood. In order to increase the opportunities for first-time concert attendance, the orchestra creates each year various transversal actions. It creates new themes, sometimes of a recreational nature (film music, the question of “Beethoven or not Beethoven?”, a concert at the top of Mont Blanc), actions structured around the concert (meetings with the artists, together with other cultural partners or festivals), all this with the aim of providing the memorable emotional experience of an evening at a concert with the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie.