We are delighted to announce our Autumn 2021 Season of 11 concerts which feature a selection of symphonic masterpieces.

Kirill kicks off the series with a programme of Symphonic Pictures with music by Bizet and Mussorgsky; joined by pianist Louis Schwizgebel in Ravel’s capricious Concerto in G. Kirill also brings an all- American concerto and a host of symphonic gems by the great German/Austrian masters – Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Bruckner. We are thrilled that German horn soloist Felix Klieser will be this season’s BSO Artist-in-Residence. As well as his concerto with us in November, we are working on a number of concerts and other exciting activities with him across 2022. Sunwook Kim returns with his long awaited conducting debut featuring a celebration of Beethoven, rescheduled from April 2019. We also welcome back Andrew Litton in a dance themed concert including Debussy’s Prelude à L’après-midi d’un faune and The Nutcracker, Mark Wigglesworth conducting Sibelius’ Symphony No.1 and Ryan Wigglesworth with a programme of Mozart and Dvořák. We finish this first half of the 2021/22 Season with a Christmas selection of Baroque favourites conducted by Laurence Cummings.

We have been extremely meticulous in our planning for the autumn to be as resilient as feasible in light of possible future restrictions regarding social distancing or international travel. However we still might need to make changes to the advertised plans but rest assured we will continue to update you should we be required to make any amends. To help build confidence for audiences attending the concert hall, we have decided to sell tickets in some areas at a 50% limit on capacity, leaving seats empty between bookings. You can then decide what you feel most comfortable with.

The concerts will also continue to be livestreamed via the BSO website. Digital tickets are on sale now at £10 each, or £100 for all 11 concerts. Recorded pre-concert talks will remain accessible online too; available to watch before each concert.

Click on the titles below for full concert details and online booking. You can continue to add concerts to your basket and as you buy more, the system will automatically calculate discounts – 10% for 3-5 concerts, 20% for 6-10 concerts. Or to book the whole 11-concert Poole series and get 30% off just click on the ‘Buy a Fixed Series’ button.

Symphonic Pictures
Bizet, Ravel, Prokofiev and Mussorgsky

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 6 October, 7.30pm
Great Hall, Exeter
Thursday 7 October, 7.30pm
Kirill Karabits, Louis Schwizgebel

Born in the USA
Copland, Barber and Gershwin

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 13 October, 7.30pm
Kirill Karabits, Valeriy Sokolov

Beethoven with Sunwook

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 20 October, 7.30pm
Guildhall, Portsmouth
Thursday 21 October, 7.30pm
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Friday 22 October, 7.45pm
Sunwook Kim

German Old Masters
Mendelssohn, Schubert and Brahms

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 27 October, 7.30pm
James Feddeck

Crackers About Dance
Debussy, Bizet and Tchaikovsky

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 3 November, 7.30pm
Andrew Litton

Wigglesworth Conducts
Mahler, Shostakovich and Sibelius

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 10 November, 7.30pm
Guildhall, Portsmouth
Thursday 11 November, 7.30pm
Mark Wigglesworth, Steven Osborne

Bruckner with Kirill
Mozart and Bruckner

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 17 November, 7.30pm
Great Hall, Exeter
Friday 19 November, 7.30pm
Kirill Karabits, Felix Klieser

Mighty Brahms
Brahms, Ho and Schumann

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 24 November, 7.30pm
Kirill Karabits, Ning Feng

Deep Reflections
Janáček, Mozart and Dvořák

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 1 December, 7.30pm
Ryan Wigglesworth

Northern Highlights
Grieg and Sibelius

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 8 December, 7.30pm
Alpesh Chauhan, Alexandra Dariescu

A Baroque Christmas
Handel and others

Lighthouse, Poole
Wednesday 15 December, 7.30pm
Laurence Cummings, Carolyn Sampson



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