This timeline charts the incredible journey BSO Resound have been on over the last year.

12 January 2018: BSO Resound’s first rehearsal

Six musicians came together for the very first time for a rehearsal with their conductor, James Rose.

The BSO made history, becoming the first symphony orchestra in the world to have a disabled-led ensemble as a core part of its activities.

7 February 2018: the announcement

The BSO publically announces the six founding members of its new disabled-led ensmeble: Siobhan Clough (violin/ viola), Philip Howells (percussion), Roger Preston (cello), Kate Risdon (flute), Matthew Scott (clarinet) and Charlotte White (LinnStrument).

(Photo Credit: Kevin Clifford)

The news was picked up by media outlets around the world.

14 March 2018: hitting the headlines

BSO Resound’s first interviews are broadcast on BBC South Today.

In the following days this piece was broadcast nationally on BBC Breakfast and appeared on the homepage of the BBC news website.

19 April 2018: BBC Proms announcement

The BBC Proms announced their programme of concerts for 2018, including BSO Resound performing at the BBC Relaxed Prom with the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

19 June – 20 June 2018: BSO Resound’s Dorset Schools’ Tour (Part 1)

BSO Resound completed the first part of their Dorset Schools’ Tour, performing for pupils at Linwood School (Bournemouth), Beaucroft Foundation School (Wimborne) and Montacute School (Poole).

Alison Holmes, BSO Participate Coordinator, wrote about her experience of being on the road with BSO Resound here

9 August 2018: BSO Proms in the Park

BSO Resound performed at the BSO’s Relaxed Thursday concert, which was part of the Orchestra’s Proms in the Park weekend. This was BSO Resound’s first public performance.

(Photo Credit: Graeme Robertson)

20 – 24 August 2018: hitting the headlines (again!)

In the week before BSO Resound’s performance at the BBC Relaxed Prom, the ensemble hit the headlines again as they featured in five national media pieces that week.

They featured on BBC Proms Extra, were interviewed by Nikki Fox (BBC Disability Corespondent) for BBC Breakfast, the Guardian published a feature on BSO Resound, James Rose and Siobhan Clough were interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Interview and Alexander Campkin, BSO Resound’s Composer-in-Residence, was a guest on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’.

27 August 2018: BBC Relaxed Prom

BSO Resound made history becoming the first disabled-led ensemble to ever perform at the BBC Proms.

The ensemble performed the London premiere of hoping, the second movement of a piece by Alexander Campkin, accompanied by the strings and harp of the Orchestra. James Rose made his Proms debut conducting the ensemble in this piece.

(Photo Credit: BBC Proms)

To watch BSO Resound performing hoping, please click here.

Either side of hoping, BSO Resound joined the full Orchestra as Sian Edwards conducted works by Shostakovich, Bernstein and Tchaikovsky.

14 – 16 November 2018: BSO Resound’s Dorset Schools’ Tour (Part 2)

BSO Resound completed the second part of their Dorset Schools’ Tour performing for pupils at Winchelsea School (Poole), Victoria Education Centre (Poole), Lockyer’s Middle School (Corfe Mullen), Henbury View First School (Corfe Mullen), Oakdale Junior School (Poole) and Longfleet Combined School (Poole).

. Pupils talk to Charlotte Bott with her Linnstrument.

(Photo Credit: Deep South Media)

17 November 2018: NowThis

BSO Resound were featured in a video created by the American video production company, NowThis. The video has currently had over 1.2 million views on Facebook.

December 2018: End of the Change Makers Project

December 2018 marked the end of the BSO’s Change Makers’ Project, which saw James Rose complete an 18 month training placement with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

(Photo Credit: Graeme Robertson)

The creation and curation of BSO Resound was a vital part of James’ Change Makers’ placement but the ensemble will continue to work and perform moving forward. BSO Resound is a permanent addition to the BSO’s output, promoting diversity within the orchestral music sector and the wider society as a whole, continuing our mission to make music accessible for everyone.