Workshops with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
On Tuesday 6th July, we welcomed back the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Resound Ensemble to continue workshops with our School Open Orchestra and College Open Orchestra. Around nine students from the orchestras took part in all day workshops, culminating in a short concert attended by staff members including CEO Ryan Campbell.
Students and Resound orchestra members, conducted by our own Clarion teacher, Oliver Downer, worked hard on our selected pieces: Cavatina by Stanley Myers and part of Dvorak’s Symphony number 9. Each student was placed with a member of the Resound Ensemble to support their musical development and to have the chance to connect and communicate with professional musicians. The students had a wonderful time performing and the resulting concert was a testament to their hard work.
Three of the students in the workshops have just got into National Open Youth Orchestra, and it was a great way for everyone to see how a professional rehearsal works in order to attain a common goal.
Director of Music, Jocelyn Watkins, said: “It is of immense value to our students to not only have the chance to play with professional musicians but to have wonderful role models and a clear pathway as to what they can achieve. I was delighted with how everyone enjoyed and participated in the workshops and the concert – they demonstrated great focus, determination and skill; it was wonderful to see the comradery that performing in an orchestra can bring.”
About The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an English orchestra, founded in 1893 and originally based in Bournemouth.