As our founder Artistic Director and Conductor Toby Purser passes the baton to his successor, Gary Matthewman, Orion enters an exciting new chapter. Now is a wonderful time to get involved and support us as we continue our work, giving the best young players the chance to shine on the London stage.
WAYS TO SUPPORT ORION
Orion Orchestra receives no government funding or subsidy, and we rely solely on the generous support of individuals to make our work happen.
Go to Orion Orchestra's MyDonate page.
Find out more below about Orion's family of supporters - those who give us the long-term support in helping start the careers of the UK's best young musicians.
Become one of our Heavenly Bodies
Orion's family of supporters
Orion Orchestra’s ‘Heavenly Bodies’ are the generous individuals who support us in nurturing the UK’s most talented young musicians, giving them the professional training, mentorship and opportunities that help to bridge the gap between music college and their professional careers.
We don’t call them Heavenly Bodies for nothing: everything we do would be absolutely impossible without their support. That’s why we make a number of commitments to all of our supporters:
All Heavenly Bodies are invited to exclusive HB drinks parties and events, with music provided by Orion musicians.
We acknowledge the support of all Heavenly Bodies in each of our own concert programmes, as well as permanently on our website.
We make sure to keep in touch with you via our e-newsletter, ensuring that Heavenly Bodies are invited to all of our concerts, and receive regular updates on how your donation is being used to help young musicians.
Become a Comet
Orion’s Comets receive a credit in all of our concert programmes, and on our website.
Become a Planet
Access to pre-concert areas, as well as a separate bar during intervals at Cadogan Hall // Planets are also invited to meet the artists at post-concert drinks.
Become a Star
A pair of complimentary tickets to one of Orion’s concerts, where we will attach your donation to a specific orchestral player of your choice. Access to pre-concert areas, as well as selected rehearsals.
Become a Supernova
A pair of complimentary tickets to all of the concerts promoted by Orion // Complimentary programmes at Orion concerts // Attach your donation to a whole section of the orchestra for a year // Join the conductor and performers for a glass of champagne after the concert backstage // Exclusive backstage tour before concerts.
Sir Thomas & Mary-Jean Boyd-Carpenter
Nicholas and Nicola Harries
Royal Lancaster London
Loredana Guetg-Wyatt & Jonathan Wyatt
Iris & Brian Bond
Stephanie Marshall &
Suzanne & Christopher Millar
TRUSTS AND FOUNDATIONS
The Garrick Charitable Trust
Jeremy & Monica Lucas
Mr & Mrs Andrew Peck
Paul Gilluley & Tim Hardy
Nicola Talbot and Steven Hadley
Nina Kaye & Timothy Nathan
Peregrine and Kitty Bryant
Chris & Ali Griffiths