• Musicians of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of David Hill, BSO Associate Conductor
On Sunday 8 September, musicians of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will perform in the annual BSO Benevolent Fund concert at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. The musicians will be joined by David Hill, Associate Guest Conductor of the BSO, and internationally-renowned violinist Tasmin Little, a firm favourite with Dorset audiences.
The Orchestra will be performing Verdi’s The Force of Destiny Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4, alongside Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1 which will be performed by Tasmin Little. Tasmin announced in January 2019 that she will be “hanging up my concert gowns” in the summer of 2020, and this concert will be her penultimate performance with the Orchestra.
“I’m delighted to perform Bruch with my friends at the BSO for this very special performance supporting the BSO Benevolent Fund” Tasmin Little, violinist
This annual concert is the main source of income for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Benevolent Fund. Set up in 1958, the BSO Benevolent Fund provides financial support for musicians in cases of prolonged serious injury or illness. All musicians freely give their service for the annual concert, as have many conductors and soloists who have featured in the concert over the years.
“We are honoured that Tasmin Little and David Hill have agreed to join us for this concert. They both have a long association with the Orchestra and we are delighted that they were prepared to find time in their exceptionally busy schedules to support this charity. This will be Tasmin’s penultimate performance with the BSO before her forthcoming retirement from the concert platform, so we are very much looking forward to playing the Bruch violin concerto with her one last time.” Jacoba Gale, BSO Benevolent Fund Trustee