In the past year, Trusts have supported a wide range of work such as the following:

    • The BSO’s Calleva Assistant Conductor programme – creating a career springboard for an extraordinary young artist
    • Falling by Kate Whitley, a commission written collaboratively with disabled musicians, scored for standard orchestral and cutting-edge adapted instruments
    • Ensemble concerts that take music and company into isolated rural settings through our BSO On Your Doorstep series
    • BSO Digital, our trailblazing series of livestreamed orchestral concerts and digital resources for schools
    • The BSO’s programme of work with talented young disabled and non-disabled musicians through the National Open Youth Orchestra and at Special Educational Need and Disability Schools
    • Community orchestras, including a ‘Symphony from Scratch’ pilot co-designed with young disabled musicians
    • Our programme of workshops and Schools’ Concerts for pupils aged 5-11 – ensuring that young learners across the South West have access to interactive, high-quality music education and the thrill of a live concert

Thank you to:

Skyrme Hart Charitable Trust

The Calleva Foundation, in memory of Jack Butt

The Michael and Ilse Katz Foundation

Foyle Foundation

The Pointer Family Trust

Borletti-Buitoni Trust – BBT Communities

The Valentine Charitable Trust

Talbot Village Trust

The Flaghead Charitable Trust

The Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Foundation

The Reed Foundation

Marchus Trust

The Nisbet Trust

ABO Sirens

The Cressy Foundation

The Boshier Hinton Foundation

The Wootton Grange Charitable Trust

The Bedhampton Charitable Trust

John Horniman’s Children’s Trust

The Pitt-Rivers Charitable Trust

and three anonymous charitable trusts