Our award winning Community Engagement programme delivers a wide range of exciting opportunities and experiences for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to engage with the CSO and enjoy live orchestral music.
In 2019, we will reach more than 50,000 people through our Community Engagement activities, including:
- Lively interactive instrument demonstrations by ensembles of CSO musicians at pre, primary and high schools in and around Christchurch and throughout the South Island.
- The 2018 Secondary Schools Orchestra Festival, with support from CWSMTA
- The CSO's acclaimed Karawhiua! Let's Play! residency programme.
- CSO ensemble performances at retirement villages, libraries, and for community groups.
- Exhilarating performances of Big Bang Concerts in the Christchurch Town Hall for 4000 school students
- Working alongside Pathway Reintegration on projects inside local Corrections facilities.
- A brand new programme in partnership with Dementia Canterbury.
- Chamber music weekend for community chamber groups
- Conducting and composition workshops
We would like to acknowledge the support of Beca for our Community Engagement Programme.