HAVE you ever wanted to perform in a professional orchestra, or played an instrument in the past but not had the opportunity in recent years?

Then now is your chance to dust off your instrument and revive your talent. The BSO’s Rusty & Not So Rusty Musicians Wind and Brass Day allows amateur musicians to perform alongside the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in concert.

Specialist coaching during rehearsals with BSO musicians, professional instruction from a BSO conductor, and meet like-minded people in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Taking place next Sunday, October 7 at Bournemouth School for Girls, the day is open to players of standard orchestral instruments and percussion, and is aimed at young fledgling talent, those who would like to experience playing in an orchestra, and also give those who may be more rusty a reason to begin playing once more. Everyone is welcome, with a recommended standard of grade 5.

Rehearsals will take place from 10am, with a full rehearsal after lunch before a final free concert at 4.15pm.

Tickets: £35 for adults, £20 for under 25s. (Under-12s will need to be accompanied by an adult.) To sign up, please visit BSOlive.com/rustymusicians.

* Call for Scores. The BSO is inviting composers to submit scores for its Composers’ Day on Saturday, March 2 next year. Composers are invited to submit original scores for orchestral and/or ensemble forces which must not have received a professional performance or workshop. A selection will then be performed by the full BSO and its dedicated new music ensemble Kokoro in workshops.