Right to Music
One of the key pillars of our educational and social outreach activity, the “Right to Music” programme is now in its sixth year. Starting up in 2013 with funds generously donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to cover its first two years in operation, the programme sought to get this message out: far from being a luxury for the initiated or the privileged, music should be accessible to all. Constantly expanding along with the Orchestra, and with the unstinting support of local institutions and generous individuals, the programme is implemented through actions led by the Orchestra's fifteen music ensembles throughout Greece. The Athens State Orchestra is especially proud that over the last five years it has had the opportunity to meet over 30,000 audience members in schools, special schools, institutions, hospitals, rehabilitation units and prisons, and staged seminars in over 30 towns and cities in association with 50 musical organizations.
In 2018–2019, as well as implementing actions around Greece, the Athens State Orchestra will continue its successful collaboration with the Region of Attica, the Municipality of Keratsini-Drapetsona and the City of Veria, as well as embarking on numerous new collaborations with inter alia the Municipality of Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni and the Municipality of Agios Dimitrios.