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Adventures in Time

In November 2018, 600 young musicians from across Southampton, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight will join Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in a momentous performance at the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London. They will play a brand new piece of music by award winning composer James Redwood in celebration of BSO’s 125th anniversary.

Inspired by the Royal Albert Hall performance, Southampton Music Hub will share the incredible new music from this magical event with schools across the whole city.

Three ways to be part of the adventure...


1. Be part of the Royal Albert Hall performance

Southampton Music Hub is looking for three more schools to be part of the Royal Albert Hall performance on Monday 5 November 2018, bringing up to ten performers (vocal and handheld percussion) to take part in this unforgettable event.

Bookings are now closed.



2. Be part of workshops and events

Starting in Spring 2019, free workshops, performances and resources will share fresh, inspiring and creative approaches to making-music, helping pupils explore music from the past to make bright new musical futures together.

In the summer term, every class that learns a musical instrument — through Prepare2Play, In2Music, SoundBites or Whole Class Ensemble Teaching — will be part of the city’s Adventures in Time. Led by the Southampton Music Services’ expert teachers, classes will be learn and create music inspired by James Redwood’s new composition which celebrates 125 years of musical history. Performances in school will give pupils the chance to share their new musical creations with their families and school community.

More information coming soon.


3. Be part of the Summer Celebrations 

On Tuesday 2 July 2019, two exciting massed playing events will celebrate a momentous end to an unforgettable year of music for the city. Taking place at Southampton Guildhall, each event will proudly share the exciting new music that has been created through the city’s Adventures in Time.

KS1–2 Massed Playing Celebration (1.30–2.15pm)

  • An interactive, massed playing, music celebration for pupils in KS1–2. Pupils will get ready for this exciting event with free resources and workshops in school. Because every young musician taking part in In2Music and SoundBites will also learn the music, this makes an ideal end to their first year of learning an instrument: inspiring them to believe they can achieve huge musical dreams.

Celebration Proms (7.30–8.45pm)

  • An evening celebration with Southampton’s young musicians and family music groups coming together with KS3–5 pupils to share music from, and inspired by, the Royal Albert Hall performance.

A link to the booking form for this opportunity will be coming soon — schools will be sent an email notifying them when they are able to book places online.

Please note that booking forms are hosted using Google Forms and that places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.