My Roots, Our Routes: Orchestras for All Season 2019-2020

Orchestras for All’s 2018-2019 Season My Roots, Our Routes will explore the music that underpins human migrations and journeys – our own personal journeys and the famous journeys of others. We will explore music that itself has travelled, rehearsing and learning pieces that are rooted in tradition and place but have subsequently become something else at the hands of its composer.

Throughout the season we will be exploring our young musicians’ own roots, establishing a programme of leadership throughout our activities whereby our young people research and teach one another the music of their own family cultures and histories. New music introduced and taught by our young people will ultimately be arranged into a new work celebrating their diversity and global reach.


National Orchestra for All Summer Course

4 - 7 August 2019, Leeds

Performance at The Great Hall, University of Leeds at 4pm on 7 August 2019


Conductors for Change online training

September 2019 and January 2020

Launch of Phase 2 and Phase 3 modules


Ensemble Leadership Training Days

11 November, with Making Music

27 November, Institute of Education, London with Teach First


Musical Chairs

16 November 2019

Fundraising event with guest conductor Sian Edwards

Westminster School, London

Performance at 4pm


National Orchestra for All Winter Sessions

23-24 November 2019


Modulo Regional Meets

Birmingham: 12 March, MAC

Manchester: 19 March, Z-Arts

London: 24 and 25 March, Cecil Sharp House

Each Meet will culminate in a performance at 3:30pm


National Orchestra for All Spring Course

7-9 April 2020, LSO St Luke’s, London

Season finale concert at 4pm on 9 April 2020


Modulo National Meets

10 July, Royal Academy of Music, London

14 July, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham

Each Meet will culminate in a performance at 3:30pm