Sea of Music

Sea of Music – a musical initiative for the environment

Seven orchestras have joined forces to offer concerts and other activities for young audiences with an environmental focus. The orchestras are looking forward to a lively exchange within the next years’ time with one another and with children from countries around the Baltic Sea. The idea behind the initiative is: We love the Baltic Sea - Let’s take care of it! 

On the initiative of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, for a start seven orchestras have joined forces within their Education work. The initiative Sea of Music invites young people to actively immerse themselves in this powerful, musical sea - listening, singing, playing, dancing, writing - in order to ultimately feel as comfortable with the music as a fish in water. 

Co-operation on a local and international level 

Music and nature form a natural connection that runs like a thread through music history, especially among composers who are at home around the Baltic Sea. The "Baltic Sound" is unmistakable in compositions by Nielsen, Sibelius, Gade, Weinberg, PärtMunktell and others.  

There is a strong expertise among the participating orchestras on Education work done in close partnership with schools and families. Through this work, the orchestras enable children to work side by side with them by exploring and making music together. 

- The Baltic Sea brings these seven wonderful orchestras together; it connects us and our audiences. During these next three years, we want to learn from each other and produce interesting new contents to share, says Annika Kukkonen from the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.  

The orchestras aim to work on this initiative in partnership with their local organizations that have the expertise on Baltic Sea and environmental issues.  

The responsibility of our mutual society and our beautiful planet is now more important than ever. It is a great honour for us during the coming years to collaborate with our dear colleagues around the Baltic Sea in order to inspire everyone to a more sustainable lifestyle for the benefit of our beloved sea and thereby future generations of mankind, says Stefan Forsberg, CEO of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra / Konserthuset Stockholm. 

Participating Orchestras: 
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (Finland) 
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (Sweden) 
Copenhagen Phil (Denmark) 
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra (Estonia) 
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (Latvia) 
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra – NDR Discover Music! (Germany) 
Szczecin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Poland)