NEWS Autumn 2023!
The intercultural Ensemble Extrakte, Berlin, have merged into The Third Orchestra.They formed in 2012, directed by Elke Moltrecht. Now Elke is Creative Producer of The Third Orchestra, and we share offices, strategy, and their wonderful musicians who come from across the world.
A CREDO:our new shared Credo
“It was sublime and ineffable. This concert seriously changed my life. Music is vital to me, but this gave me a new way of feeling and receiving it. By listening, I couldn't understand how I should feel, I was shocked I didn't know if I wanted to laugh or cry. This is the best concert and experience I have ever had. ” - Audience survey, Turner Sims, Southampton March 2023
About The Foundation
The foundation will support the growth and sustainability of our orchestra, its values, its way of working, its music.
Working with artists, producers, industry partners, educators and thinkers - the goal overall is to take the whole breadth of this work forward. Especially, to support these wonderful musicians and their music and their imaginations of a future music.
The orchestra has evolved from the work of Club Inégales, in its wonderful basement crucible at Euston, where, generously hosted by lawyers Hodge, Jones and Allen, in over 10 years and 200 events, Peter and band Notes Inégales collaborated with guest musicians from across world traditions, as well as with writers, poets, comedians and visual artists.
"A real united-nations, and a new approach to music. I just love the way that there's so many people who all find their place with so much freedom to play. We all know that music is the food of love, so help spread the love, and support this appeal." - Benjamin Zephaniah
“There was so much joy at Club Inégales over the years. Now I’m privileged to spend time with this wonderful orchestra. All of the musicians want to take the work to more people, to play with them, to converse with them. To discover new worlds.
Above all, in these challenging times, we all want people to feel the joy and passion of music-making. Knowing it can transport us, and how it can deepen our souls, our humanity, our common humanity. Please help us share this through The Third Orchestra Foundation." - Peter Wiegold