Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians

International Women's Day

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Bristol Music Trust are hosting a BSO Rusty & Not So Rusty Musicians day in Bristol. To celebrate International Women’s Day, the programme will feature works by some of the greatest female composers.

International Women’s Day Rusties is open to everyone and the day will be led by the BSO’s Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association, Marta Gardolińska, culminating in a public performance at 16:15 to friends and family.

Starting with sectionals, and then joining together in tutti, with professional coaching from BSO musicians. This is a day not to be missed. Whether you are an up-and-coming young musician, or if you want to get back into playing later in life, the friendly atmosphere and specialist coaching aims to make it a memorable experience for all.


Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel – Overture in C Major
Germaine Tailleferre Petite Suite
Anna Amalia Overture to Erwin and Elmire
Elena Kats-Chernin Dance of the Paper Umbrellas


This day is open to all ages, standard orchestra instruments and percussion. We advise ABRSM Grade 5 and above.

Participation Fee
£40.00 adults
£25.00 under 25s

Please note that we are not able to provide adult supervision for young people under 16. Under 12s will need to be accompanied by an adult.

To take part in Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians day, click the link below to register.


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