FAMILIES will be aiming for perfect harmony when the BSO’s Family Orchestra returns to Bournemouth to deliver a series of interactive workshops this month.

The Bournemouth Family Orchestra is run in partnership with Coda Music Trust in Christchurch, with each session being led by BSO associate musician Sam Mason to give new (or rusty) musicians an opportunity to create new pieces of music together.

A BSO spokesman said: “Inclusivity is key and the family orchestra is open to everyone. All ages, instruments and any musical standard are welcome, there are no auditions and you don’t even need your own instrument – just turn up and play on the handheld percussion provided, or sing! From experienced musicians, to those who have just started on an instrument, or never played before, all are welcome.”

The Family Orchestras are delivered by the BSO’s Associates, a team of six multi-talented musicians working in the community to deliver the five distinct strands of work that make up Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Learning and Participation programme, BSO Participate.

The aim is to bring people of all ages together to share the joy of creative, collaborative music-making in a fun, relaxed environment.

The Family Orchestra will meet from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, January 13, Sunday, February 17, Sunday, March 17, Sunday April 7, Sunday, June 2, Sunday, June 23 and Sunday, June 30. Each session is £5 for individuals, £6 for two people, £8 for three people and £10 for a family of four. To book, visit website bsolive.com