John Adams’ City Noir — a virtuosic orchestral showpiece infused with elements of late-1940s film noir and depicting the Californian landscape — will be performed by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under their Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, this October.

The 35-minute work set the classical music world alight following its 2009 premiere by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, which established it as a firm favourite with musicians around the globe.

Kirill Karabits says, “This piece has the glitz of the 1940s, the big, bold gestures and intense jazz rhythms. It’s going to be great fun to bring together with the BSO — it’s an epic showpiece — and I can’t wait to bring it to audiences in Poole and Basingstoke.”

Sibelius’ Symphony No.7 and much-loved Violin Concerto feature, the latter performed by the Ukrainian violinist, Valeriy Sokolov. A former winner of the George Enescu International Violin Competition, Sokolov has performed at the Verbier and Lucerne festivals, and worked with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Andris Nelsons.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra perform ‘Black and White: Sibelius and Adams’ at Lighthouse, Poole (30 Oct) and The Anvil, Basingstoke (31 Oct). Tickets available at