In another packed schedule of workshops, performances and visits, Day 5 of the BSO’s Cornwall Residency saw two of the BSO’s musicians adopted by local primary schools and the Orchestra’s ensembles delight audiences in North Cornwall with three intimate performances. As the BSO’s 2017 Cornwall Residency passes the halfway point, the Orchestra has already engaged … More Cornwall Residency round-up: Day 5 – BSO musicians up for adoption and the Orchestra does the splits
Day 4 saw another full schedule for the BSO as intrepid BSO Associate Patrick Bailey made the journey – by boat – across to the Isles of Scilly, whilst on the mainland schoolchildren found themselves ‘In at the Deep End’, and the ensembles continued their tour of Cornwall’s schools. As the Orchestra of the South … More Cornwall Residency round-up: Day 4 – making music from Launceston to Land’s End and beyond!
The BSO’s Bash, Brass, Strings and Wind ensembles have been touring the county’s primary and secondary schools to bring exciting interactive workshops and concerts to hundreds of schoolchildren, visiting 11 schools on Day 3. As Day 3 of the BSO’s Cornwall Residency dawned, the BSO’s ensembles were busy preparing for a full day touring the … More Cornwall Residency round-up: Day 3 – on the road with the BSO’s ensembles
On Day 2 of the BSO’s 2017 Cornwall Residency, the musicians have been out and about visiting the region’s primary schools, inspiring the next generation of musicians with creative workshops and coaching. With an itinerary taking in 60 locations across Cornwall and visiting over 50 schools, this year’s Cornwall Residency is the BSO’s most extensive … More Cornwall Residency round-up: Day 2 – boomwhackers, bananas and BSO Bash
The BSO’s 2017 Cornwall Residency got underway on Sunday with a Family Orchestra Day in Penryn which saw people of all ages collaborate to create a special piece of music to celebrate Mothers’ Day, with BSO Guest Composer-in-Residence Makoto Nomura. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra began its week-long Cornwall Residency with an exciting community creative music-making workshop … More Cornwall Residency round-up: Day 1 – musical Mothers’ Day fun
When you are running a music ensemble in a school and playing music that is already fixed and composed and where there are parts printed out and not many people turn up and you get frustrated because your orchestra/big band/choir is not working, what do you do? Do you battle on without flutes or altos … More The Lightbulbs with Hugh Nankivell
In the last couple of weeks I have led three BSO Associate projects with three very different groups of people. I was working in Bridport on a multi-national youth project called The Complete Freedom of Truth (TCFT) and spent the whole of one day with a group of motivated musical teenagers (‘Remix’) and their carers. … More Catch up: Hugh Nankivell, BSO Associate