About Sinfonia Musicisti
Unique as a musicians’ co-operative, Sinfonia Musicisti brings together a group of like minded professional musicians determined to provide opportunities for audiences to enjoy regular high quality and exciting orchestral programmes in local venues. This new orchestra strives to transmit its love and enjoyment of music through an engaging and inspiring approach to performance from each of the committed players, hopefully ensuring audiences leave energised, stimulated and hungry for more.
The orchestra will be extending its range of concerts during the next season, September 2012 – June 2013 through Northamptonshire with a series of concerts sponsored by the University of Northampton and then further to Wales and the west country as well as to the south.
Sinfonia Musicisti is supported by ARC and the University of Northampton:
ARC’s involvement with The University of Northampton arises from the University’s social enterprise aims and values. In collaboration with the University, ARC has developed and is testing a unique, co-operative funding model that is designed to establish a new way of funding classical music in the UK.
ARC is an example of an innovative social enterprise that provides both a new way of doing business, and exciting opportunities for students at The University of Northampton. To succeed in its business and social mission, ARC must sell its recordings and tickets for concerts. In addition to students from the Events Management degree organising ARC concerts, the marketing of ARC, including of course doing market research to identify what people really want to buy, and subsequent sales and promotional campaigns are areas where students are increasingly getting involved. Students studying for a degree in marketing are able to integrate their work for ARC with their assignments, but all Northampton’s students have the opportunity to benefit from the experience of working with a trading social enterprise.
Working together ARC and The University of Northampton are helping Sinfonia Musicisti provide a new way of funding the arts, together with fantastic placement opportunities for students that give them valuable practical experience of applying their learning in the ‘real world’.