At 1 March
We’re grateful to Sir Mark Elder who steps in to conduct on Wednesday 17 March; our Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, is sadly unable to perform due to ongoing quarantine restrictions. Dvořák’s Symphony No.9 ‘New World’ replaces the previously advertised Schumann symphony.

Wednesday 17 March
Sir Mark Elder, conductor
Sunwook Kim, piano
Beethoven — Piano Concerto No.4
Dvořák — Symphony No.9 ‘New World’
Lighthouse, Poole


At 25 January
With cases of Covid-19 accelerating in our region and across the country, we recently made the decision to adjust a number of performances in our Spring Series. We remain committed to sharing weekly performances in the safest way possible for our musicians, visiting artists and staff, and are aware of how much the Orchestra’s audiences and supporters in the South West value our live music making during this challenging time. The health and wellbeing of our musical community remains at the forefront of our decision making and we have further enhanced our safety measures to reflect this.

We are grateful to pianist Paul Lewis for stepping in to give a recital next week (3 Feb), and to the Orchestra’s musicians for adapting to perform revised programmes (27 Jan, 10 Feb, 17 Feb) as follows:

Wednesday 27 January
Jesper Svedberg, cello
Eluned Pierce, harp
A selection of works for cello and harp to include Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Fauré and JS Bach.
St Giles House

Wednesday 3 February
Paul Lewis, piano
Mozart — Sonata in A, K.331
Mussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition
Lighthouse, Poole

Wednesday 10 February
BSO Strings and Wind Chamber Music
Mozart — Flute Quartet in D major, K.285
Beethoven — Septet in E-flat major, Op.20
Lighthouse, Poole

Wednesday 17 February
BSO Wind Octet and Brass Ensemble
Including works by Mozart and Dowland.
Lighthouse, Poole



At 11 January
Due to the continued national threat to public health, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has postponed its live symphonic performances for January. A pre-recorded concert — of Berlioz and Dvořák, under the baton of Michael Seal — will be streamed on Wed 13 Jan, and we are exploring options for alternative programmes until it is safe to return to full symphonic concerts. Whilst we know that our weekly livestreamed concerts have brought joy for audiences throughout the South West and beyond, the wellbeing of our musicians, visiting artists and staff remains our highest priority during this challenging time.

Wed 13 Jan
Berlioz — Le Roi Lear
Dvořák — Symphony No.6 in D major. Op.60
Michael Seal, conductor
Catherine Bott, presenter

The Orchestra’s second livestreamed series runs weekly from 6 January to 24 March at Lighthouse, Poole, and is broadcast to the BSO’s thousands of followers in the South West and beyond. Each concert is available for 30 days after performance. Highlights include the UK premiere of a new work by the American composer and DJ Mason Bates, and features solo performances from Benjamin Grosvenor, Felix Klieser and Stephen Hough
Investec is a proud partner and series sponsor of the BSO’s livestreamed series.