All ages are invited to Explore the Orchestra this spring, as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra shares a brand-new series of 5 programmes showcasing each section of a symphony orchestra.

In each livestream video, a different section of the symphony orchestra is explored and one of the musical works is introduced. In the series we meet the Brass, Winds, Strings and Percussion sections of the BSO and the final livestream culminates in a performance of the Finale from a specially-commissioned work, Explore the Orchestra, by James himself, using elements from the four other works.

CLICK HERE to view the livestreams

All five concerts are free to watch but you will be required to order your digital ticket and set up an email account with the BSO in order for you to be sent a password to access them. Just click on the Book now button. Sign language versions are available – simply click the link that you will find on the main livestream page.

The concert livestream will be accessible on an encrypted page as an embedded Vimeo video stream. It is best to watch through an up-to-date browser (we recommend Google Chrome on a PC and Safari on an Apple device). You can then connect to your TV or HIFI via a cable connection. An Amazon Firestick is also compatible using the Amazon Silk browser direct on a TV as well as most default browsers on SMART TVs.

Works and composers

Redwood Explore the Orchestra
Britten Sunday Morning from Peter Grimes
Doreen Carwithen Suffolk Morris
Coleridge-Taylor Willow Song from Othello Suite
Copland Appalachian Spring
There are plenty of ways to get inside the BSO’s music-making, from learning body percussion to meeting each instrument, and I can’t wait to share it with you
James Redwood, Composer

Explore the Orchestra is in partnership with

Explore the Orchestra has been generously supported by

Christine & Jim Dipple
Tanda McKee
The Pitt-Rivers Charitable Trust
Salisbury Friends of the BSO
Sir Neville & Lady Simms