Each event requires slightly different planning: we perform schools’ visits and workshops, give concerts, and there are many rehearsals too. Sometimes, BSO Resound performs within the full Orchestra as well. When we’ve found a date that works for both the players, venue, and partner organisation, I first sort out access requirements; this includes wheelchair access, parking facilities and transport links.
If BSO Resound is being integrated in to the full orchestra for a concert it is necessary to look at the repertoire that the Orchestra will be playing and adapt the music accordingly, if needed. It is my responsibility, for example, to adapt the music for the LinnStrument. We also have a player who uses Braille notation, so time needs to be factored in for that to be transcribed and memorised. Before the day of the event, I make sure that we have the right equipment, including music stands, music and any other necessary equipment.