Come and Play with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
with the BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sunday 17 June 2012, 10.30am
BBC Maida Vale Studios, Delaware Road, London W9 2LG
We’re recruiting keen musicians to join us on the 17th June to come and play a classic symphony alongside members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra!
This is an opportunity for enthusiastic amateur musicians to come and play through the whole of either Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony or Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture & Elgar’s Enigma Variations , under the baton of a conductor Nicholas Collon. Whether you regularly play in an orchestra or group, or if you haven’t dusted down your instrument for several years, this is a chance to come and play through fantastic symphonic words with some the UK’s top orchestral musicians by your side. Members of the BBC SO will be able to share their tips about orchestral playing.
Places are filling up quickly but we are still looking for the following instruments:
There will be two sessions:
Session 1: 10.30-13.30, Dvorak Symphony No. 8
Session 2: 14.30- 17.30, Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture and Elgar Enigma Variations
Please choose one session. If you apply for both, please indicate which you’d prefer to play in.
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis per section, and we anticipate participants will only be able to do one session. If you would prefer to play a certain part (such as either first or second violin) please let us know, and we’ll try our best to meet these requests.
To take part, you need to be aged 14 or above, and of approximately grade 7 standard or above. Participants under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You’ll be able to download a copy of your part in advance, and we’ll send you the details of how you can do this.
Please note: when filling in the booking form, please scroll down the list in the 'Name of Event' menu, to select one of the Come and Play events on 17 June.
How to get there
- Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale (Bakerloo line)
- Unfortunately the BBC cannot offer general parking facilities.