Established in 1893 and the associate orchestra at Colston Hall, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings world-class music to the South and South West of England.
Welcome to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert season 2019/20; an exhilarating season of music packed full of orchestral treats.
While we continue our project to transform the hall, the BSO will continue to bring world-class symphonic concerts to a number of venues in Bristol and Bath.
This season is packed full of a dazzling array or orchestral treats, including symphonic masterpieces from Mendelssohn, Eberl and Prokofiev alongside breathtaking concertos from Dvorak, Beethoven, Greig and Brahms.
2018 marked the year that we said farewell to Colston Hall but saw Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present a dazzling season of orchestral treats across Bristol and Bath. In 2019 they return with another breathtaking season bursting with exhilarating classical works.
Kicking off the season in November Marta Gardolińska takes us on a tour of the highlands as she conducts Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.3 in the Victoria Rooms. Opening this concert, solo cellist Leonard Elschenbroich treats us to perhaps the greatest of all cello concertos as he recites the distinct rhythms and inflections of Czech folk dances in Dvořák Cello Concerto.
Following shortly after on Friday 29 November the BSO return to St George’s Bristol with an exciting roster of Beethoven works for violin and orchestra. The esteemed violinist Tobias Feldmann performs extracts from Violin Concerto in C, Romance No.2 before the orchestra close the concert with the darkly dramatic Symphony No.2.
In the New Year BSO present some of the finest Romantic composers in their concert entitled ‘Power and Passion’ at Victoria Rooms. Russian masters Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov spark energy alongside the lyricism of Grieg and beautiful tone poem from Finnish composer Sibelius.
Later in 2020 at Bath Forum, after the sold-out success of 2019, BSO bring back more classic soundtracks from the two greatest film composers alive today – Hans Zimmer and John Williams. Expect the return of film favourites including music from Inception, Angels & Demons, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many others.
Finally, to round off the season, one of the leading international violinists Tasmin Little performs one of the largest and most challenging works in the solo violin repertoire – Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Nestled around this daunting and extraordinary work, BSO will perform Martucci’s Notturno, Prokofiev’s Symphony No.1 and end with Rimsky-Korsakov’s masterpiece of colour Capriccio Espagnol.
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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.