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The ABO and PRS Foundation launch their open call for applications for year two of Resonate, a fund and resource which encourages professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best of British music written in the past 25 years.

The ABO and PRS Foundation have opened applications for Resonate, a ground-breaking fund and resource which encourages professional orchestras to programme into their repertoire the best pieces of British music from the past 25 years. Recipients in year one included Thomas Ades’ ‘In Seven Days’, Judith Weir’s ‘Winter Song’ and Gavin Higgins ‘Velocity’. The Resonate concert series begins with David Sawer’s ‘The Greatest Happiness Principle’ which is to be performed by the BBC Philharmonic at the Proms on Saturday 29 July.

Resonate is a partnership with the Association of British Orchestras and BBC Radio 3, which champions outstanding pieces of British orchestral music from the past 25 years and aims to inspire more performances, recordings and broadcasts of these works.

The Resonate database has been created to demonstrate the scope and quality of new music already commissioned by UK orchestras and to encourage orchestras to revisit pieces which would strengthen their programming of contemporary repertoire. The long-term goal of Resonate is to establish a recognised body of works and increase players’ and audiences’ familiarity with the music of the UK’s most talented composers.

Support of up to £10,000 is now available to British orchestras who want to rehearse, programme, tour or promote a piece of music from the Resonate database which includes the huge number of works commissioned by UK orchestras in recent years.

This database is live at

Support will be given to orchestras who can demonstrate a commitment to presenting high quality contemporary British repertoire which will promote the Resonate brand as part of a season, tour and longer term audience development programme.

To apply for funding visit