The Bournemouth 'Poole' Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is an English orchestra with a remit to serve the South and South West of England. Founded in 1893, the BSO has developed a reputation as one of the UK's major orchestras and has worked with many of the world's leading composers, conductors and performers. Originally based in Bournemouth, the BSO moved its offices to the adjacent town of Poole in 1979.
The Orchestra has worked with an esteemed array of Principal Conductors including Sir Dan Godfrey, Rudolf Schwarz, Constantin Silvestri, Paavo Berglund, Andrew Litton and Marin Alsop, with Kirill Karabits the incumbent. It is resident at The Lighthouse, Poole, with other major concert series given at Portsmouth Guildhall, the Great Hall of Exeter University and Colston Hall in Bristol. Shorter series are also given in Bournemouth (Pavilion Theatre) and Basingstoke.
In 2014, the Orchestra was voted the winner in Bachtrack’s World’s Favourite Orchestra 2014 poll. Over the course of a month, readers submitted their votes, with 11,613 taking part. 383 different orchestras in over 40 different countries were nominated.
- Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-16T14:23:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nh79w
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor - Preview Clip
- Janáček: Sinfonietta - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-16T14:21:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Janáček's Sinfonietta.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nh77r
Janáček: Sinfonietta - Preview Clip
Past BBC Events
Proms 2017: Prom 30: Walton – Belshazzar’s Feast
Proms 2015: Prom 34: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers 2013-14 Season: C. P. E. Bach UK Premiere
Proms 2013: Prom 42: Janáček, Beethoven & Tchaikovsky
Proms 2011: Prom 35: Liszt, Glière & Rachmaninov
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Andrew McMillan reads Dancer
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, 'Pathétique' (Prom 17)
A Sentimental Waltz
Super-star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter plays a Tchaikovsky treat
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor
Kirill Gerstein performs a meditative morceau of Tchaikovsky live on In Tune
Semyon Bychkov: 'Beloved Friend' Tchaikovsky Project
Proms interval talks: An introduction to Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, Op 35
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy-Overture 'Romeo and Juliet' (in binaural sound)