Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) performs a series of outdoor events throughout the Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole region this summer as part of BCP Council’s Festival Coast Live!

All ages will experience the full symphonic might of the BSO when the Orchestra’s livestreamed concerts will be available to watch — for free — in outdoor spaces, thanks to support from BCP Council.

From early August, musicians from the Orchestra tour the conurbation with chamber-scale concerts for all ages. Each of the 45-minute outdoor events will be free to attend, and feature performances from BSO Brass and special family-friendly events.

Dougie Scarfe, Chief Executive of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra said, “We’re thrilled to be performing in the heart of the local community with live music for all ages in this series of outdoor events this summer. As ever, we’re grateful to BCP Council for their ongoing recognition of the value of music and culture in people’s lives — and especially now when it’s needed more than ever.”

The BSO was awarded a grant from BCP Council to help deliver its socially-distanced concerts this summer. Its industry-leading livestreams were recently championed at a meeting of G7 Ministers, and the continuation of its series — thanks to support from the Council — will help to generate pride in the region and provide long term benefits for the wider business community.

Councillor Beverley Dunlop, Lead Member for Festival Coast Live said: “I am absolutely delighted that the BSO is supporting this summer’s Festival Coast Live!  Their symphonic performances streamed to an outdoor audience truly captures the spirit of what we had hoped to achieve.

“Festival Coast Live! is an ambitious entertainment programme across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, from traditional to quirky, classical to contemporary, giving everyone a chance to access music, art and performance free in an outdoor setting, it’s a real celebration of the talent we have across the BCP region.”

The Orchestra’s ‘Classical Extravaganza’ concert (12 Aug) will also be free to livestream from home. Classic FM’s Anne-Marie Minhall presents the broadcast of popular classics from Lighthouse, Poole.

Read the full listings of the BSO’s summer events as part of Festival Coast Live!