Throughout the coming series we’ll welcome a host of celebrated names to the BSO, with conductors Kerem Hassan, Teresa Riveiro Böhm, Case Scaglione, Chloé van Soeterstède, and  pianists Federico Colli and Alexander Malofeev, violinist Kristóf Baráti and cellist Edgar Moreau all making their debut with the Orchestra.

Help us to keep everyone safe — we ask you to help others feel confident returning to the concert hall by wearing a face covering and keeping safely distanced. There are a range of seating options available at all venues, and ten concerts will be livestreamed too — access all ten for £90.

Let’s delve in to what we’ve got coming up…

Glorious Rachmaninov

Lighthouse, Poole- Wednesday 19 January

Guildhall, Portsmouth- Thursday 20 January

Exeter University Great Hall, Exeter- Friday 21 January

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, have received critical acclaim for bringing to life a series of forgotten orchestral masterpieces from former Soviet countries. In this concert Chief conductor, Kirill Karabits, continues the voyage of discovery with music from Chopin/Stravinsky, Nurymov and Rachmaninov.

Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits (c) Mark Allan

BSO Artist-in-Residence Recital

Lighthouse, Poole—Wednesday 16 February

After a breathtaking debut in Poole in November, marking the start of a two-year partnership between the German musician and the BSO, Felix Klieser returns to Lighthouse, Poole for his second performance with us as Artist-in-Residence. He’ll be playing some of Mozart and Brahm’s finest Horn music in this concert…we can’t wait!

Artist-in-Residence Felix Klieser (C)Maike Helbig

John Williams-The Master

Guildhall, Portsmouth— Thursday 17 February

If you’re a fan of film music, this concert might be just what you need to get 2022 off to a good start! John Williams has been at the forefront of film music from the 1960s and since then has been awarded 5 Oscars, 25 Grammys, 4 Golden Globes, 3 Emmys and 7 BAFTAs.

Featuring music from such classics as Harry Potter, Saving Private Ryan, Jaws and Jurassic Park and conducted by Pete Harrison, this unique concert in Portsmouth is a definite highlight of our season.

Conductor Pete Harrison (C) Andy Holdsworth

Life Over Death

Lighthouse, Poole– Wednesday 23 February

Exeter University Great Hall—Thursday 24 February

We’re delighted to welcome back Hungarian conductor Gergely Madaras to conduct this concert full of rich orchestral works from Beethoven, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. He’ll be joined by Simone Lamsma, who takes on Sibelius’s mighty Violin Concerto. A work in which the solo violin emerges out of a murmuring bed of strings, with a long, yearning theme of ever-growing intensity, which continues to be developed throughout before reaching the thrilling finale.

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique’ explores the metaphysics of death, confronting it’s inevitability for us all. In contrast, Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus celebrates the heroic aspects of the mythical bringer of fire and life.

Simone Lamsma (C) Otto van den Toorn

BSO on Your Doorstep- BSO Resound

Morden Village Hall, Wareham—Saturday 12 February

Sandford Orcas Village Hall, Sherborne—Saturday 13 February

BSO Resound (a professional disabled-led ensemble that forms a core part of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) returns with concerts within rural communities as part of our BSO on your Doorstep series. Join them in Wareham and Sherborne for some special winter performances with music from Mozart, Bizet, Copland, Campkin and more.

BSO Resound

Join us for our Winter/Spring series…tickets available here.