A message from Jonathan Moulds
I am delighted to be Chairman of the Moving Music campaign, and to have been able to make its first major gift. This is a tremendously important moment for the London Symphony Orchestra, which will set its direction for decades to come.
The LSO is rightly regarded as being among the finest orchestras in the world, characterised by uncompromising excellence and featuring the very best musicians, conductors and artists. But the Orchestra’s ambitions have always ranged even further than exceptional performance. Building world-class arts organisations is about more than creating the next musical virtuoso.
The LSO understands that, which is why it was one of the first orchestras to deliver an education programme, open its own education centre, launch a recording label, and perform Stravinsky at a free open-air concert for over 10,000 people in central London. This is an orchestra dedicated to engaging as many people as possible in the joy of orchestral music.
Achieving that vision depends on resources, and in today’s funding landscape the future of the arts is more dependent than ever on private sector support. If the LSO is to realise its extraordinary potential, we must secure significant, sustainable funding. That is what Moving Music is all about.
I urge you to read this brief introduction to the campaign, and lend us your support. With your help, the LSO can build on its unique tradition of world-class musicianship and life-changing education.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Jonathan Moulds, Moving Music Campaign Chairman