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RPO Test Drive the Classics

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RPO Test Drive the Classics

Reading Borough Council By Reading Borough Council

A FREE concert for a new audience. The Hexagon's Resident Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, will perform works that you'll recognise, and provide you with a complete Classical Music Alive experience.

Reading Delivery stage

pledged of £19,247

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

Following on from our hugely successful Test Drive the Classics FREE concert in 2012, we are planning to present another concert for new classical audiences, BUT we need help to make this concert happen.

A full scale concert with such a prestigious orchestra can be very expensive. The money we raise will enable us to stage the concert to secure musicians and cover orchestra costs and ensure that we are able to offer free tickets so that it can be truly accessible to all. The Hexagon will be providing the venue and covering the venue costs and all staffing so all of the money we are aiming to raise will go towards the cost of the concert and orchestral fees.

What we'll deliver:

  • Present a concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for new audiences, with FREE tickets.
  • Reward your pledge to say 'Thank you' for supporting Classical Music Alive in Reading. (see below for details)

Why it's a great idea:

Many people have lots of preconceptions about classical music which prevents them from attending concerts, some people believe that classical concerts can be stuffy and elitist and just not for them so we want the opportunity to dispel some of those myths and prove them wrong. Our aim is to present a free concert exclusively for people who have never been to a concert before, but not just any concert it will be a full scale classical concert with the internationally renowned Royal Philharmonic orchestra. Through Classical Music Alive, concerts like this one are available right here in Reading, without the need to travel into London, at an additional expense.

Steps to get it done:

  • It will be presented in the same way as our usual concerts - making it a genuine experience.

Pledge & Receive:

Your name will be listed in the printed programme for the concert, to say thank you! (included in all other rewards as standard)

A Royal Philharmonic Orchestra CD.

A ticket to The Hexagon's Pantomime 'Cinderella', access to a pre-show party & meet the cast.

A ticket to the Test Drive Concert on Sat 20 Sept, access to a pre-concert drinks & canapés reception.

A TOP PRICE ticket to a Classical Music Alive 14/15 concert of your choice, free programme & free interval drink.

A full Theatre Tour, access to the concert rehearsal & Q&A session with members of the RPO & a ticket to the Test Drive Concert.

A ticket to the Test Drive Concert, access to a pre-concert drinks & canapés reception & the chance to meet RPO players.

2 tickets to an RPO concert of your choice, in any of their UK concert venues.

Please visit WWW.READINGARTS.COM for pledges over £100 and full details of pledges listed above.

Location Reading

About the space

A Theatre with 1484 seats


Reading Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £19,247

Event Costs - £14,500 (75%)
Venue Costs - £2,500 (13%)
Staff Costs - £700 (4%)
Other - £1,547 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Event Costs
Venue Costs
Staff Costs
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  • Transaction Fees
  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT

Total £19,247

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