A group of 30 KS2 children from Saltford Primary School recently enjoyed a trip to the Forum in Bath for a classical concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

The program of music was based around the theme of ‘Celebration’, marking the 125th anniversary of the formation of the orchestra. The concert featured superb pieces from some of the world’s most loved classical composers, such as the Festive Overture by Shostakovich, Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances Finale and Candide Overture.

“James Redwood, a musical director and composer who presented the concert, led the children in some body percussion and Makaton which meant the children were involved in some of the pieces during the performance,” said music teacher, Miss Sheila Tang, who led the school’s trip. “It was an enriching experience, and great for the children to see and hear a live symphonic orchestra playing both original and classical pieces. It was a lovely way to round off a Friday afternoon!”