Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Concert Season 2018/19

Welcome to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert season 2018/19, a dazzling season packed full of orchestral treats.

While we commence 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 concerto masterpieces by Walton, Brahms, Haydn and Mozart, symphonic masterworks from Shostakovich and Beethoven conducted by Kirill Karabits, as well as the return of cellist Johannes Moser who makes a welcome return as the BSO’s Artist-in-Residence.


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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Concert Season 2018/19

October 2018 – March 2019

As we say farewell to Colston Hall in 2018 the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continue to present a dazzling season of orchestra treats. Kicking off the season in October, Kirill Karabits will conduct the divine adagio from Mozart‘s ‘Gran Partita’ alongside Beethoven‘s ambitious and beautiful Seventh Symphony in the equally sublime setting of Bristol’s Victoria Rooms.

Following shortly after in November the BSO return to the Victoria Rooms to perform three distinctive works; Stravinsky‘s Pulcinella Suite, Shostakovich‘s Symphony No.1 and Walton‘s Cello Concerto which see’s the welcome return of Artist-in-Residence Johannes Moser who takes up his instrument to perform Walton’s music rich in wistful romanticism and lush harmonies.

In the new year travel across to our neighbouring city of Bath in February to visit The Forum as Michael Seal conducts the BSO in a concert celebrating the wonders of our natural world. Through Dvořák‘s Symphony No.8 and the seascapes of Mendelssohn‘s The Hebrides Oveture we’ll be cast across rich pastures and swelling seas. And placed between these iconic works is one of the largest and most challenging works in concerto repertoire; Brahms‘ Violin Concert performed by the virtuosic Ning Feng.

In the same month experience the turbulent Tchaikovsky and the majestic Mozart in Bristol’s Victoria Rooms as the orchestra perform the Russian composer’s Symphony No.4 and the Classical maestro’s Symphony No.26 and Piano Concerto No.21 K.467 under the baton of Kees Bakels.

March brings two titans of the film music world to compete head to head in Bath Forum. Featuring some of the best scores of John Williams and Hans Zimmer this concert will be packed full of award-winning soundtracks from some of the most iconic films of all time including Star Wars, Gladiator, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean and many more.

Rounding off the season at Victoria Rooms, BSO present Greig‘s Holberg Suite, his homage to Danish author Ludwig Holberg. Mozart’s Symphony No.29 complements this suite with it’s gallant writing while cellist Johannes Moser returns to perform Jonathan Leshnoff‘s Suite for Cello, Strings & Timpani and Haydn‘s Cello Concerto in C.

Season Ticket Offer

Book for all three BSO Victoria Room concerts and save 5% plus an additional 5% off Natural Beauty (Bath Forum), Williams v Zimmer (Bath Forum) and/or Past and Present (St George’s Bristol).

To claim your discount, all three Victoria Room concert tickets need to be in your basket.


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