- Three quarters (73%) of British adults have an active relationship with orchestral music, rising to 83% of those aged under 25.
- Almost half (46%) of under 25s now listen to orchestral music via streaming, compared with 15% of over 65s.
- Live concerts remain the cornerstone of orchestral engagement, with a quarter of young people attending a concert when possible
- Under 25s twice as likely than the national average to be learning a musical instrument, while one in eight would say they have a ‘good knowledge’ of the genre.
Almost three quarters (73%) of British adults have an active relationship with orchestral music – from going to concerts, streaming music online to learning an instrument – according to new research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO). However, amongst those under 25, the proportion rose to 83%, dispelling notions that orchestras are the preserve of older people.