This season we are delighted to announce the phenomenal pianist Alexander Malofeev as our Artist-in-Residence. He will be playing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, as well as a fiendishly complex recital featuring music by Bach, Wagner, Scriabin and Rachmaninov.
We also welcome back Kirill Karabits for what will be his last season as Chief Conductor – but rest assured, he will be back as he continues his amazing musical journey discovering long-lost and forgotten Voices from the East, which this season features a tribute to his father Ivan Karabits and a Concerto for Orchestra commemorating two fundamental moments in Ukrainian history. He will also be directing a very special concert performance of Tchaikovsky’s last opera, Iolanta, and brings two more Shostakovich symphonies – Five and Fifteen, as well as symphonies by Borodin and Bruckner. The highlight of the season sees Kirill teamed up with Indian dancer Seeta Patel for an exciting fusion of east and west in a very special choreographed performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. This really will be a unique occasion not to be missed.
Mark Wigglesworth returns to conduct an orchestral version of Wagner’s passionate Tristan and Isolde and also brings his interpretation of Beethoven’s mighty Fifth Symphony. We look forward to the return of BSO friends Sunwook Kim, Andrew Litton, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Simon Trpčeski, Veronika Eberle and Valeriy Sokolov and there is a host of debut appearances including Awadagin Pratt, Tianyi Lu, Emila Hoving, Ethan Loch, Eric Lu, Olga Kulchynska, Clara-Jumi Kang and Alena Baeva.
There are just too many highlights to mention them all so do click on the concert links below to explore all the exciting BSO Concert Season 2023/24 concerts in Poole and to book online.
Recorded pre-concert talks giving a valuable insight into the music being performed, are FREE and available to watch before each concert.
You can download the 2023/24 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.
The more you visit us, the more you save! Our discounts are applicable for all concerts booked through the BSO Box Office. They also apply based on your previous bookings and can include tickets for different venues – even if you book at different times throughout the season!
23+ concerts 30% off 15–22 concerts 20% off 10–14 concerts 15% off
5–9 concerts 10% off 3–4 concerts 5% off
Multibuy discounts are available for the majority of full symphonic concerts sold through the BSO Box Office, for series as well as BSO Pops concerts and across venues. Accumulative discounts also apply – so if you prefer to book concerts one by one, you will receive discounts on your new bookings based on your previous purchases in the same season through the BSO Box Office (discounts will not apply retrospectively on purchases already made). Discounts will apply automatically when you put enough tickets in your basket. Multibuy discounts are only available on full price tickets.