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The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (“BSO”) will perform free schools’ concerts for more than 5,000 children across the South West and thousands more in a live stream. The concerts will be held at the Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre of the Arts, on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

We are delighted to announce our support for the BSO’s Celebration 1-2-5 Schools’ Concerts being held in Poole on Tuesday 22 May 2018. These concerts are in a series of schools’ concerts that are being performed across the South West by the full Orchestra.

Craig Allison, Investment Manager and Head of Office at WHIreland Wealth Management in Poole commented: “We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to work with and support the BSO, particularly in their anniversary year, and their exciting 1-2-5 Schools’ Concerts. These concerts are a fantastic way for children to experience the excitement and emotion of live classical music, and for many of them taking part, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a concert performance. At WHIreland, we are keen supporters of a number of high-quality arts and cultural initiatives across the country, particularly those which are for the benefit of young people and we are once again looking forward to the concert in May.”

The BSO’s extremely popular schools’ concerts are back for another year, this time celebrating 125 years of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Celebration 1-2-5 Schools’ Concert will travel to various concert halls across the South West, all of which will be presented by award-winning composer, James Redwood. These concerts are for primary school children in years 3, 4, 5 & 6, who will join the BSO in celebrating 125 years of music making with an exciting orchestral extravaganza, participating using Makaton and body percussion. 

The full BSO will perform an hour long programme with music focussing on celebratory themes, including works by influential composers such as Beethoven, Bernstein and Shostakovich. These concerts will also feature two brand new pieces composed by James to enable schools to join in with the Orchestra.

Lisa Tregale, Head of BSO Participate said “The BSO’s Schools’ Concerts offer children the opportunity to engage with classical music in an interactive and enjoyable way. We hope that these concerts will inspire many young people watching in the concert hall or in their classrooms, and be a catalyst for their own musical journeys The BSO is delighted to have WHIreland supporting the Celebration 1-2-5 Schools’ Concerts on Tuesday 22 May, enabling us to bring a full symphony orchestra to as many young listeners as possible.”

The BSO is committed to delivering a comprehensive participation programme across the South and South West through five specially tailored strands of BSO Participate. BSO’s Schools’ Concerts are delivered through the Blast strand, which brings the professional orchestra to 5-18 year olds via a wide range of schools visits and concerts, workshops and coaching opportunities. All events are bespoke, planned for the specific requirements of participants, and accessible for all.

Pictured above L-R: Dougie Scarfe, CEO Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Craig Allison, Head of WHIreland Wealth Management Poole and Lisa Tregale, Head of BSO Participate