The world premiere of a brand-new musical interpretation, Fault Lines, unites local instrumentalists with opera singers and BSO musicians, in interactive performances which encourage the audience to sing, play along, or just listen and enjoy. Taking place at local mines and community centres, these concerts share stories of mining, migration, mythology, memories and mischief and are inspired by conversations at Geevor Tin Mine. The performances are produced in association with Tête à TêteCarn to Cove and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. and take place at Wheal Martyn, St Austell [6 Mar]; St Agnes Miners’ and Mechanics’ Institute [7 Mar]; Kresen Kernow, Redruth [8 Mar]; Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen [9 Mar].

Music for Health and Wellbeing

In addition to this there’ll be a wealth of community events taking place across the county. Our popular dementia-friendly Cake Concerts visit Hall for Cornwall in Truro [7 Mar] and Saltash Social Club [8 Mar]. These friendly and informal events feature tea, cake, and chatter, to combat isolation and encourage connection. Plus, a duo of BSO players will give performances in 4 care homes in and around Truro [7 Mar].

Cake Concert Audience

BSO cake concert

Our award-winning team will also deepen its work in the county in a series of industry workshops with health and well-being practitioners, presenting a day of Creative Health training at Exeter University in Truro [8 Mar] and a Wellbeing Orchestra residency in the centre of Bodmin [7 Mar] with Into Bodmin to host workshops for local residents and health and social care professionals.

Performance Opportunities for all ages

There’ll also be performance opportunities for people of all ages with school children invited to interact up close and take part in live music-making, when our musicians tour schools throughout the month. Our professional players and Associate Music Leaders will present workshops with pupils at schools in South East Cornwall [4-5 Mar] before travelling to Redruth [6 Mar] where a 14-piece ensemble and presenter will give a performance that explores the natural world in a schools’ concert designed for Key Stage 1 pupils at Regal Theatre, Redruth [6 Mar], and school assemblies in the area. Key Stage 4 pupils are invited to take part in a side-by-side playing experience with orchestral musicians, after our From West End to Hollywood concert in Saltash [8 Mar].

BSO schools concert

The talented young musicians of Cornwall Youth Orchestra are set to experience the thrill of playing alongside professional musicians, when our players visit Truro High School [23 Mar] for a side-by-side playing day. Plus, there is an opportunity for adult players of all ages to get involved through a Symphony in a Day project in Truro [23 Mar] to perform Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony.

The BSO live in concert

We’ll also be celebrating our residency in the county with a full-scale symphonic performance at Truro’s Hall for Cornwall [22 Mar] when the BSO’s Principal Guest Conductor Mark Wigglesworth unites with pianist Ethan Loch — the rising star who made headlines when he became a Finalist in the BBC’s Young Musician Competition, in 2022. The concert features Verdi’s Force of Destiny overture, Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.5.

Ethan Loch (C) BBC Dan Prince

And there’ll be two ‘BSO On Your Doorstep’ chamber-scale performances tour to Redruth Theatre [5 Mar] and with Salt Arts in Saltash [7 Mar] in partnership with Carn to Cove, Cornwall’s rural touring scheme.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Chief Executive, Dougie Scarfe OBE DL, said:

“We’re thrilled to return to Cornwall with the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra this spring in a series of events and workshops for people of all ages. We exist to bring music into people’s lives, from the big, celebratory concert hall moments to the school assemblies, and workshops that support health and wellbeing. This spring marks our first full-scale residency in Cornwall since the pandemic; whether you’re looking to get involved as a participant, learn something new, or simply sit back to enjoy the music, we couldn’t be more excited to see you.”

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents events and workshops throughout Cornwall from 4 March. For full details and booking information visit our whats on page 

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