Orchestral Music Boosts Mental Health & Wellbeing During Era of Home Isolation

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Concert halls may be closed, but around the country orchestral music has been a cultural lifeline in the home during isolation - lifting people’s spirits, helping with mental wellbeing and has proved to be conducive to home working and studying.

A new study by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) asked a nationally representative sample of 2,110 adults about their engagement with the orchestral genre during the period of home isolation.

Coronavirus Isolation Prompting a Quarter of Brits to Learn More About Classical Music

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  • Six in seven (85%) British households with extra time on their hands planning to broaden musical horizons, with a third of these saying they want to discover more Classical music
  • One in five (19%) people under 35 years of age planning on learning more about classical music, with this group twice as likely to have bought a musical instrument to learn
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra sees online traffic almost treble since the start of Coronavirus lockdown
  • Orchestra announces in association with the Southbank Centre its streamed performance in partnership with Google Arts & Culture and YouTube this Wednesday

Music-making with unaccompanied minors in Croydon with Play for Progress

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 By Helen Storey (Sub Principal Bassoon).

On a clear-skied, pre-lockdown February afternoon in Croydon, a group of intrepid Resound musicians arrived for a training session with Anna and Becky from Play for Progress. This is a charity that provides therapeutic and educational music and arts programmes, advocacy, and well-being support for unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum seekers have come from various parts of the world and have found themselves in Croydon.

Welcome to Esther Kim

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This month we welcome Esther Kim, who joins the Orchestra as First Violin No.5.

Esther is a Korean-born Scottish violinist. At the age of nine, she was a prizewinner of the Kocian International Violin Competition and George Enescu International Violin Competition.

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    Music-making with unaccompanied minors in Croydon with Play for Progress

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