On Thursday 3 December musicians from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra entertained a packed auditorium at the Guildhall in Portsmouth. The famous orchestra was there to perform a very special concert to 2000 children from Portsmouth and Hampshire entirely for free.
The programme of music was as diverse as it was spectacular, with music ranging from James MacMillan's Stomp, to Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. And the children had the rare chance to join the world class musicians, with singing and body percussion.
Sue Beckett, CEO of Portsmouth Music Hub, said: "This is the type of event that proves that Music Hub's matter. Working with our Hub Partners, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Guildhall Cultural Trust, we've been able to provide hundreds of children an amazing opportunity to experience world class music from some of the top musicians in the country, all for free."
Later that evening the BSO performed a public concert marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sibelius.