Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

BSO: Triumph and Passion

Event Date: 
26/01/2018 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Great Hall, University of Exeter

Mikhail Tatarnikov

Boris Giltburg

An evening of fantastic romantic melodies begins with the lyrical Adagio from Spartacus, used in many a love scene and famously in The Onedin Line, before moving on to the Piano Concerto with its much-loved soulful slow movement. The brilliant finale features one of the most popular works by the master of melody, Tchaikovsky.

Programme:

Khachaturian Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

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Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Event Date: 
20/12/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Great Hall, University of Exeter

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presnts seasonal hits and musicals magic.

Kick off Christmas with our fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring seasonal classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle.

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BSO: Exotic Spice

Event Date: 
04/05/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral

James Gaffigan

Alexandra Soumm

Once again, the BSO returns to Exeter Cathedral for an atmospheric season finale. Scheherazade consisted of “separate, unconnected episodes and pictures” as Rimsky-Korsakov himself put it, from The Arabian Nights: snapshots, in other words, of a world he never knew. It is a triumph of imagination over experience; a feast of sumptuous colours and brilliant instrumental effect by the man who literally wrote the book on orchestration. Much of this brilliance is achieved by continuously dotting the score with passages for solo instruments. The...

BSO: Russian Fire

Event Date: 
16/03/2017 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Great Hall, University of Exeter

Antonio Méndez

Saleem Ashkar

Rachmaninov created a remarkable sound-world in his Second Symphony. Sombre harmonies complement the rich orchestration like deeply burnished mahogany. Imagine the embers of a huge log fire, beating back an icy black Russian winter’s night. The music similarly smoulders for ages, and occasionally, with or without warning, flares briefly and spectacularly. One of his earliest works for orchestra, this concerto served as the young Beethoven’s formal introduction to Viennese society. It reflects his mastery of Classical form and style, a youthful...

BSO: Tales from Vienna

Event Date: 
04/11/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Great Hall, Exeter University

Nicholas McGegan

Nicolas Fleury

Kate Royal

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony is a brilliant achievement – from the breath-stoppingly original opening gesture and effervescent themes to the grand harmonic strategy and the polyphonic skill upon which the powerful development is built. Everything about it suggests a contented spirit of its youthful creator. Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.3 has a beguiling purity of melody and timbre, emphasizing the golden tone of the solo instrument supported by an understated accompaniment. This jewel-like serenade is one of Mozart’s most...

BSO: Introspective Elgar

Event Date: 
20/10/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Great Hall, University of Exeter

Kees Bakels

Daniel Müller-Schott

Written in the summer of 1919, the Cello Concerto represented, for Elgar, the angst, despair and disillusionment he felt after the Great War, and an introspective look at death and mortality. He had been deeply saddened by the war, was suffering from a painful chronic ear condition, and the recent deaths of several old friends had made him acutely aware of his own advancing years. It signified Elgar’s farewell to the way of life as he had known it. “Everything good and nice and clean and fresh and sweet is far away – never to return” he...

BSO’s spectacular classical music and light show returns to Exeter

BSO Classical Extravaganza Great Hall, Exeter University Friday 22 July 7.30pm

Back by popular demand, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra presents another spectacular night of the best-known classical music with an amazing laser display and state-of-the-art lighting special effects at the Great Hall at Exeter University on Friday 22 July at 7.30pm.

The concert explodes into life with John Williams’ instantly recognisable Star Wars theme and the sultry strains of Bizet’s Carmen evoking images of sunny Spanish landscapes.

In contrast, the gothic intensity of Bach’s...

BSO: Classical Extravaganza 2016

Event Date: 
22/07/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Great Hall, Exeter University

Back by popular demand, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns with their spectacular Classical Extravaganza. With the programme details still to be confirmed, the concert will feature another host of the most popular and recognisable pieces of classical music, as well as fantastic lasers and lights.

If you’re looking for a different evening out, come and experience classical music in a way you never have before!

Frank Zielhorst, conductor

Rossini The Barber of Seville Overture Ponchielli Dance of the Hours Bizet Carmen Suite Albinoni Adagio Bach/Stokowski Toccata...

BSO: Fire and Ice

Event Date: 
21/04/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
The Great Hall, Exeter University

Jac van Steen, conductor

Quirine Viersen, cello

The Second Symphony, from its first performance to today, remains one of Sibelius’ most popular works. Its importance at the time was also due to the Finnish struggle for independence and early reactions to the work included some efforts to read into it an overtly nationalistic, patriotic programme. Much attention was focused on the heroic finale, of course, but also on the long, anguished slow movement, music of great passion and pain, surging along in dramatic waves toward a grim conclusion.

Walton’s Cello Concerto...

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Fire & Ice

Event Date: 
21/04/2016 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Great Hall, Exeter University

The Second Symphony, from its first performance to today, remains one of Sibelius’ most popular works. Its importance at the time was also due to the Finnish struggle for independence and early reactions to the work included some efforts to read into it an overtly nationalistic, patriotic programme. Much attention was focused on the heroic finale, of course, but also on the long, anguished slow movement, music of great passion and pain, surging along in dramatic waves toward a grim conclusion.

Walton’s Cello Concerto is introspective and reflective. Wistful romanticism and lush...

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