An Orchestra Network for Europe – ONE®, is a distinctive network of classical symphony orchestras initiated in 2003.
Since 2005, it has received support from the European Union under the Culture Programme for 3 cooperation projects and 1 multiannual project. Its successive periods of activity have been called ONE®, ONE® a new dimension, ONE® step further and from June 2011 to 2015 ONE® goes places.
Inspired by a long-standing experience of cooperation, eight orchestras : Orchestre de Picardie (Amiens-France), Jenaer Philharmonie (Jena-Germany), Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina (Žilina-Slovakia), RTV Slo Symphony Orchestra (Ljubljana-Slovenia), Filharmonia Śląska im. Henryka Mikołaja Góreckiego (Katowice-Poland), Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra (Zlín-Czech Republic), Philharmonie Zuidnederland (recent merger of Het Brabants Orkest and Limburgs Symfonie Orkest) (Eindhoven-Netherlands) and New Symphony Orchestra (Sofia-Bulgaria), implement intercultural dialogue, trans-national mobility of artists and of cultural works.
In addition to the long-established activities of exchange of orchestra musicians, mobility of trans-national chamber music groups, circulation of cultural works, residency of composers, collective commissioning, performances of combined orchestras and coordination meetings, ONE® puts special emphasis on the pre-professional training of young musicians, their integration in the professional sector and the promotion of their talent.