BSO Resound visit Oakdale
On Friday 16th November, Oakdale Junior School were fortunate to welcome BSO Resound to school to perform and then engage in a Q&A session with Year 5 and 6 pupils.
BSO Resound is the world's first disabled-led ensemble as part of a professional Orchestra's main programme of work. Earlier this year they performed at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Proms season.
BSO Resound performed a number of pieces of music which were really enjoyed by an appreciative audience. Pupils were then able to ask a series of thoughtful questions. Including:
"What emotions do you feel when you perform?"
"Who or what inspired you to learn to play your instrument?"
After the Q&A session many pupils were able to speak to the musicians informally and even have a go on some of the instruments.
Staff and pupils found the occasion to be enjoyable, interesting and inspiring.
BSO Resound performed:
Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Copland Variations on a Shaker Melody
Mozart Flute Quartet No. 1 in D (3rd Movement)
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2 (2nd Movement)
More information about BSO Resound can be found on the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra web site.