Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Residencies

As the south west's professional orchestra and a key partner of the Cornwall Music Education Hub, the BSO regularly visit Cornwall to offer a series of workshops, masterclasses and concerts to the young people and communities of Cornwall.

In November 2017, we will again be working with the players of the BSO to offer schools a programme of inspiring musical experiences.  Further details to follow!

Previous residencies

The BSO 2017 Spring residency - 26th March - 1st April 2017

In March 2017, the Hub worked with the BSO once again to bring their players to work with schools and youth ensembles across Cornwall as part of the Hub's ongoing support for music education.  BSO made music in 56 locations between Launceston and the Isles of Scilly, making this the largest participation project undertaken by BSO Participate, building on the success of the residency in 2015.


7 days

4,007 participants

56 locations

3,689 school children making music

52 school visits

68 events

531 hours of music in schools and communities

Teachers from visited schools were asked to fill in a short evaluation form and give their experience with the BSO a star rating. On average, workshops scored 4.91 stars out of 5 for the whole week, with 92.8% of schools rating 5 stars and 100% of schools rating 4 stars or more 

* - taken from the BSO 2017 Residency Evaluation Report.

2016 Mini-residency

In January 2016, the BSO players undertook a 'mini' residency across Cornwall.  Details of the activities offered can be found in this report

BSO 2016 Residency Report

A video of the BSO 2015 Cornwall Residency is now available online  -

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