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Orchestral Evolution – a process of composition

Posted on: 5th January 2018

Orchestral Evolution is an original Music Education Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop-up orchestra’ that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score is currently being created by renowned boundary-breaking composer, Hub Partner and esteemed guitarist Chris Woods. Orchestral Evolution offers the unique chance for school ensembles to work with...
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Meet a Musician: Chris Woods & the Groove Orchestra

Posted on: 30th October 2017

Chris Woods Groove is a highly acclaimed guitarist, composer and international author of his book, Percussive Acoustic Guitar. He has a distinctive style of percussive guitar playing and has sold thousands of Albums. He often joins forces with other musicians to form a collective known as Chris Woods Groove Orchestra. We are lucky enough to have him as a hub partner, delivering...
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Orchestral Evolution

Posted on: 17th October 2017

Introducing… Orchestral Evolution; An original Hub project and brand new commissioned score for a revolutionary ‘pop up orchestra’, that welcomes all instruments and all abilities. The score has been created by renowned boundary breaking composer, Hub Partner and guitarist Chris Woods. Students from every type of school ensemble traditional or unusual, from orchestras to jazz...
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Secondary Phase Student enrichment and attainment Programme

Posted on: 17th October 2017

Perform; Listen: Collaborate; Inspire We’re delighted to introduce the Secondary Phase enrichment & attainment programme 2017 –2020. Across the next three years, the Hub has committed to increase investment in two priority areas; KS3 engagement & enrichment and supporting attainment at KS4/5 The offer launches this term with the KS4/5 strand of activity; a programme...
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Meet a Musician: Felicity Mullins, Percussionist

Posted on: 18th September 2017

We ask professional musicians the questions you really want to know (but might never get the chance to ask) in a new series of blog posts entitled ‘Meet a Musician.’ Felicity Mullins is a professional percussionist and has been delivering samba, African drumming and percussion projects for SoundStorm since 2015. We had a chat when she popped...
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Work Experience opportunity at the BSO

Posted on: 6th September 2017

Want to see what it’s like to work for one of the UK’s top symphony orchestras? The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has developed a work experience programme based on Bronze Arts Award for students aged 14-18, taking place during various weeks throughout the 2017/18 academic year. Please contact Ellie Sherwood (BSO Participate Coordinator) via esherwood@bsorchestra.co.uk for...
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Free Workshop with the BSO

Posted on: 5th September 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017 For looked after children aged 7-13 Create music alongside professional musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Bring and instrument, or try one of theirs. All abilities and musical tastes welcome. Sponsored by the Richard Ely Trust for Young Musicians. Deadline for bookings is Friday 6th October. For more information, dates and...
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What it’s really like to perform at a SoundStorm concert

Posted on: 29th August 2017

Performing on stage can be intimidating. At SoundStorm, we want to make our concerts an exciting and rewarding experience. We support you from the beginning with specialist coaching to improve your technique as well as your confidence, before you take to the stage.  If you’re thinking of applying to our upcoming performance opportunity ‘Perform,’ but aren’t sure what...
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Seeing Sound

Posted on: 27th June 2017

In July 2017, Chris Woods led a one-day workshop to create a sonic and visual orchestra, inspiring and equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to blend together sound and visuals in their own way – inspiring new musical perspectives. This experimental approach to music-making encouragde young musicians to think outside the box and play...
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