Musical fun for everyone with BSO family orchestra

BOURNEMOUTH Symphony Orchestra’s Family Orchestra returns to the town on Sunday 14th January, the first of seven two-hour sessions at St Katherine’s School.

The project is designed to bring families of all shapes and sizes to share the joy of making music with together. The Family Orches­tra is run in partnership with the Coda Music Centre in Christ­church, and each session is led by BSO Associate Musician Sam Mason.

A different guest musician from the BSO or Coda joins at each session. The Sunday sessions provide a chance for new musicians – and rusty ones too – to work together, play together and create new pieces of music from scratch.

The family orchestra is open to everyone, of all ages, instruments and musical standard. There are no auditions and you don’t even need your own instrument – just turn up and play on the handheld percussion provided, or sing!

From experienced musicians to those who have just started on an instrument, or have never played before, all are equally welcome.

The Family Orchestras are organised and run by six multi-talented musicians working in the community. It’s all about sharing the joy of creative, collaborative music-making in a fun, relaxed environment.

The sessions run from 10am to noon, on Sundays 14th January, 4th February, 18th March, 22nd April, 13th May, 10th June and 15th July.

For more details, visit the BSO website,