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Arts initiative in line for award

An arts initiative from East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society award. Classically Yours is a partnership run in conjunction with four renowned orchestras and the RPS awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are regarded as the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK.

Classically Yours was part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s contribution to Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and formed part of a wider plan to engage more people in music across the county and secure significant new audiences for the future. The impact of the initiative has been significant in reaching new audiences, revealing a demand for orchestral music particularly amongst families with younger children. 

The awards will be presented on Wednesday May 9th. A Radio 3 spokesman said: “For classical, the RPS music awards are the Oscars, BAFTAs are the Grammys all in one.”