3 February 2016

Orchestra nominated in best classical moments of 2015

The unlikely setting of an Ipswich car park has been nominated by the Daily Telegraph as one of the five best classical music moments of last year.


The JM Finn-sponsored event saw the Multi-story orchestra perform as part of the 68th annual Aldeburgh Festival.

Multi-Story, run by composer Kate Whitley and conductor Christopher Stark, is a project which aims to ‘bring classical music to unexpected places’. The aptly-named Orchestra has been based in a multi-storey car park in Peckham since 2011, attracting audiences of over 1,000 people.

The combination of classical music and the orchestra’s unusual location has been widely celebrated, with the Times describing them as ‘the most exciting development in classical music for decades.’

Ciara Scallon, Corporate Development Manager for the Aldeburgh Festival commented, “We are thrilled that our project was received with such enthusiasm and our thanks go to JM Finn & Co, as one of our sponsors, who were prepared to take the leap of faith that helped to get this project off the ground.”

To see a video of the Multi-Story Orchestra in action please click here.