Since 2005, Les Concerts de Poche has been developing high-standard, inclusive musical projects with the finest performers of classical, lyrical and jazz music, giving priority to young people, as well as people and geographical areas farthest from culture.
The Fonds K supports the Petits Violons of the Paris Opéra, which teaches violin to children from underprivileged neighbourhoods and Viva Ensemble, which strives to share the emotions procured from music within the hospital and charity arenas.
The Petits Violons of the Paris Opéra
"Les petits violons" is one of the Paris Opera's educational activities. For three years, the primary school students participating in the program have been benefitted from musical practice workshops for seven hours a week during school hours, as well as meetings with Opera professionals. They also attended rehearsals and performances. The effects of the program are extremely beneficial: teachers have noted an impact on the students' openness to all things cultural and creative, and the majority of students have expressed a desire to pursue an artistic practice at the end of the program. The program ended with a performance of "La Traversée" at the Amphitheatre of the Opéra Bastille.
Harmony Project is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 that provides music education to 3,500 underserved children and youth in Los Angeles, California, USA. Harmony Project harnesses the transformative power of music to increase access to higher education for its students by removing systemic barriers to achievement through academic and social support. Students receive access to professional-grade musical instruments and high-quality instruction from trained musicians, as well as social, emotional, educational, and financial assistance. The organization's holistic approach to student success has resulted in impressive outcomes for students’ college acceptance and has awarded over $3,000,000 to more than 600 alumni. The organization has received recognition and support from the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and has provided students with incredible performance opportunities.
Atelier Ostinato Orchestra
Founded in 1997 by Jean-Luc Tingaud, the Ostinato Orchestra provides its 80 young instrumentalists with professional experience as orchestral musicians. Since its inception, the orchestra has been strongly committed to fighting loneliness and isolation, as well as supporting access to culture for all. The young musicians enable people in vulnerable situations to rediscover the joy of life through music and the concerts in which they are given the opportunity to participate. The Fonds K supports the actions carried out in the detention centres of Fleury-Mérogis and Melun, in particular percussion workshops led by Manon Duchemann.