Southampton's First Family Proms takes place this Sunday

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On Sunday 1 July 2018, from 12noon–1pm, Southampton Music Hub and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will present Southampton’s first Family Proms: a spectacular celebration of music performed by, and for, families of all shapes and sizes from across the city.

Following six-months of free music-making workshops across the city, musicians and singers of all ages and abilities will come together at Southampton’s prestigious Turner Sims.

Family Proms includes the chance to hear bass instruments as you’ve never heard them before, with performances from In at the Deep End: a quintet of musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra consisting of four of the lowest orchestral bass instruments — tuba, trombone, bassoon and double bass — plus percussion.

In at the Deep End will be joined by performers from Southampton’s Family Orchestra, Family Singing and Family Rock Jam groups, alongside Fiona Funnell and rock band Groove Merchant.

Matt Brombley, Interim Hub Manager for Southampton Music Hub says:
“The past six-months of free Family Music workshops have been a huge success! We’ve seen over 500 people taking part, and it’s been incredible to hear stories of how we have inspired singers and musicians of all ages and abilities. We’re delighted to host a spectacular celebration of the achievements of Southampton’s family musicians, with the first Family Proms, and we hope that even more families from across the city will join us to see, and hear, the life-changing power of music!”

Ben Jennings, Participation Coordinator for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra says:
“For 125 years, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have inspired generations of music makers. We’re delighted that In at the Deep End will perform alongside the Family Orchestra, Family Singing and Family Rock Jam groups at this exciting, free, family concert, giving families the chance to hear bass instruments as you've never heard them before!”