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Beethoven’s Fifth

Beethoven’s Fifth

Verdi, Chopin, Beethoven
Lighthouse, Poole

Mark Wigglesworth conducts Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony and is joined by Ethan Loch for Chopin's dazzling Second Piano Concerto.

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Tom Fetherstonhaugh

Tom Fetherstonhaugh

Assistant Conductor

Find our more about Tom Fetherstonhaugh who joined the BSO as our Assistant Conductor in 2022.

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BSO Cornwall Residency 2024

BSO Cornwall Residency 2024

The BSO is back in Cornwall with wall to wall music including schools concerts, a new community drama, music on your doorstep and a concert at Hall for Cornwall, Truro.

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A fantastic weekend of concerts for everyone!

Meyrick Park Proms in the Park is back for another fantastic weekend of music and fireworks and two spectacular concerts. On Friday 26 July we have our Classical Extravaganza with some of the best classical music ever written; and Saturday 27 July sees the return of our sensational Disco Symphonic Spectacular featuring an explosion of Seventies Disco hits, full Disco band and star singers. It really will be a highlight of the summer so make sure that you are part of it.

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