All students are invited to Explore the Orchestra this spring, as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra shares a brand-new series of 5 educational 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 Redwood himself, using elements from the four other works. Aimed at KS2/KS3 but suitable for all ages. All concerts will be available for schools to watch on demand at any time after the original performance dates below.

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

Sign language versions are available – simply click the link that you will find on the main livestream page.

CLICK HERE to view the livestream

All five concerts are free to watch but schools will be required to register your information in advance in order to receive the password to access them.

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 orginal performance date.
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.
“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
The Salisbury Friends of BSO
Sir Neville & Lady Simms