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.
Each week, from Saturday 24 April, a different musical work is introduced and 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.
Saturday 24 April: Meet the Brass
Saturday 1 May: Meet the Wind
Saturday 8 May: Meet the Strings
Saturday 15 May: Meet the Percussion
Saturday 22 May: Explore the Orchestra Finale
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.
The premiere livestream of each concert will begin at 11am with a 15-minute countdown so that you can prepare. The concerts will continue to be available to view on demand after the original performance date.
Works and composers
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.