Monday 9th March saw Axbridge First School pupils treated to some exceptional music making as three musicians from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra visited the school with Somerset Music to introduce the children to some incredible pieces, and to encourage them to take part in music making themselves.
The performers included an Oboist, French Horn player, and Double Bassist; each of whom talked to the children about their instrument and life as a musician. The trio also came together to play several pieces of music including ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ from Harry Potter, and ‘A Million Dreams’ from The Greatest Showman – both of which the children loved! There was even the opportunity for the children to get involved with the performance, as the musicians played music to accompany a story which the children acted out.
Before the musicians left, there was an opportunity for a question and answer session, where the children engaged with lots of insightful questions, such as where they get to play, and how they chose their instruments.
Chief Executive, Gavin Ball commented on the morning saying:
“It’s fantastic to see the children at Axbridge getting so involved in music making and having the opportunity to experience such high class performance. I very much hope it inspires them to take up an instrument and explore the wonders of music making!”
It’s always wonderful to see how music flourishes across the Trust, and we are very grateful to the musicians at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, as well as Somerset Music, for providing the children at Axbridge with such a fantastic opportunity!
Watch this space for the next generation of Lang Langs and Yo-Yo Mas coming out of Axbridge!