First performance by Bournemouth disabled-led group at Royal Albert Hall

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s disabled-led group Resound will perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the ‘Relaxed Prom’.

The event aims to offer an ‘informal environment’ for all audiences, especially those with learning difficulties.

The Relaxed Prom is in its second year and will take place on the 27th August.

It will be the second time the full orchestra has performed at the iconic event in London.

Dougie Scarfe, the BSO Chief Executive, said: “As we celebrate the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 125th Anniversary we are delighted to have been invited to perform at the at the BBC’s Relaxed Prom.

“This concert will see the first major UK performance by BSO Resound, our new professional disabled-led ensemble.

“We are so proud to have BSO Resound as part of our portfolio of ensembles and as a core part of activities, championing world-class inclusive orchestras.”

James Rose, BSO Change Maker and Conductor who will lead the BSO Resound ensemble, said: “I am delighted to be performing at the BBC’s Relaxed Prom this summer with BSO Resound and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

“There are barriers facing disabled musicians, and our performance at the Proms will show that inclusivity is possible within classical music.

“I hope that our BSO performance will inspire people, with or without a disability, to engage with music and open up more opportunities for diversity and accessibility in the arts sector. ”

BSO Resound was created in February 2018, following the awarding of funding from the Arts Council England’s (ACE) Change Makers Fund and from private donations.

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