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ESO relies strongly on the support of its Friends and Partners. The Friends provide financial but also (importantly) moral support for the work of the orchestra.

Partners are trusted organisations with which ESO believes it can work to derive mutual benefit.

Another key partner is the Elgar School of Music in Worcester, which provides ESO with a city-centre home within striking distance of regular venues such as Worcester Cathedral and Huntingdon Hall. In return, the school benefits from access to the ESO music library for its orchestral ensembles, direct access to ESO orchestra courses for its pupils and access to regular members of the orchestra for masterclasses and workshops.

In the longer term, associations such as these will provide local people with greater opportunities to access live music, as performer or audience member, than those that they currently enjoy – in line with the driving idea behind ESO.

Our educational partnerships are central to our work of building an audience for the future. The ESO is Orchestra in Residence for Worcestershire Youth Music and Hereford Youth Music.

If you would like to get involved as a partner with ESO please call Peter Sheeran on 
07710 807921
 or email info@eso.co.uk

Funding and Strategic Partners

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The Bransford Trust








The Hinrichsen Foundation

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The Loppylugs And Barbara Morrison Charitable Trust



Partner Ensembles

Academia Musica

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Educational Partner Organizations



Worcester Youth Music

The Elgar School of Music