Schoolchildren join the Blackpool Symphony Orchestra for a fun family concert at Fleetwood’s Marine Hall
As soon as it was possible to rehearse together following changes in restrictions last year, the orchestra resumed rehearsals for their well-received Centenary Ball concert at the Grand Theater Blackpool in September with an audience of over 500 people and featuring international soprano soloist Jane Irwin.
This concert also marked Helen Harrison’s tenth anniversary as Music Director of the BSO with a special presentation at the concert of a Golden Baton.
For this final concert, the orchestra worked with staff and pupils from Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School in Blackpool to organize a joint concert featuring excerpts from some of the most popular pieces from the orchestral repertoire. The objective of the concert is to introduce new audiences, old and especially young, to the joys of live music.
Highlights will include the first movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Elgar’s iconic Nimrod, Mars from The Planets Suite, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Dave Brubeck’s Take 5.
A spokesperson said: “The children have all thoroughly enjoyed working on these challenging yet enjoyable pieces with their inspiring music teacher and orchestra member Lindsay Benson and have all shown tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the project. It takes place on Saturday March 19 at 3 p.m.