Family Orchestra

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Family Orchestra Flyer (Updated)Southampton’s First Multigenerational, Open Access, Family Orchestra

Southampton Music Hub and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are proud to bring Southampton the first of its kind: a multigenerational, open access, Family Orchestra. And, it’s 100% free!

The Orchestra will bring together families of all shapes and sizes to share the joy of making music with each other. In community centres across the city, the Family Orchestra will bring together new musicians, and rusty ones alike, to work together, play together and create brand new pieces of music from scratch.

The Orchestra is open to everyone: any instrument, any standard, any age welcome! From having a go on the hand-held percussion provided, to joining in with your voice, the orchestra is open to all. With free workshops taking place between February and June, and a free performance at the Turner Sims in July, families are welcome to join the Orchestra for just one, or as many sessions as they can.

Kath Page, Executive Head of Southampton Music Hub says:
“We’re delighted to bring the Family Orchestra to Southampton. The benefits of playing music together are well proven: we see the huge personal and social differences that music makes in the work we do with thousands of children across the city every week. We’re excited to share those benefits with families in Southampton and see music help make a difference in our community.”

Ben Jennings, Participation Coordinator for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra says:
“For over 120 years, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have inspired generations of music makers. The Family Orchestra is a bold new step towards seeing music enhance and transform lives. We hope that families across the city will gather up their relatives, dig out their musical instruments and come join us in the Family Orchestra!”


Dates:

Saturday 11 February 2017

9.30am–12noon
Moorlands Community Centre, Townhill Way, Southampton SO18 3NU

Saturday 11 March 2017

9.30am–12noon
Regents Park Community Centre, Elmes Drive, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 4PF

Saturday 1 April 2017

9.30am–12noon
Woolston Community Centre, Church Road, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9FU

Saturday 13 May 2017

9.30am–12noon
St Denys Church Hall, Dundee Road, St Denys, Southampton SO17 2ND

Saturday 10 June 2017

9.30am–12noon
Moorlands Community Centre, Townhill Way, Southampton SO18 3NU

Saturday 24 June 2017

9.30am–12noon
Regents Park Community Centre, Elmes Drive, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 4PF

Sunday 2 July 2017

Workshop: 11–11.45am
Performance: 12noon–1pm
Turner Sims Concert Hall, Salisbury Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ