We have an exciting selection of wonderful music on offer this season, performed by a host of internationally acclaimed artists. Kirill will be celebrating the culture of his homeland, with performances by Ukrainian composers, Reinhold Glière, Feodor Akimenko (the world premiere of his long-forgotten Cello Concerto a hundred years after it was written) and also a new commission by Anna Korsun. He also conducts a rare performance of Sergei Taneyev’s sublime choral cantata St John of Damascus, symphonies by Elgar, Mahler, Scriabin and Shostakovich, and closes the season with Ravel’s tumultuous La Valse.
We welcome the return of Mark Wigglesworth who conducts Mahler’s beautiful song cycle with Dame Sarah Connolly, Sunwook Kim, James Ehnes, Marta Gardolińska, and Alexander Malofeev amongst others, and see the debut appearances of some rare artistic talent, including Pavel Šporcl, Laura van der Heijden and Marie-Ange Nguci to name but a few. Felix Klieser will also be back with both a concert with Kirill and a special chamber recital.
Recorded pre-concert talks giving a valuable insight into the music being performed, are FREE and available to watch before each concert.
You can also download the 2022/23 Season brochures as a pdf for Poole, Exeter and Portsmouth by clicking on the links. Digital tickets for our BSO@Home livestream are also available to buy now.
Click on the concert links below to explore all the exciting Poole 2022/23 Season concerts on offer and to book online.
Meet some of the amazing artists who will be joining us this season.
Watch BSO Principal Cello, Jesper Svedberg (with pianist Sam Carrasco) perform the beautiful slow movement of the Akimenko Cello Concerto.