Forthcoming Events

Abba Symphonic Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. POSTPONED

Date: February 20, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Lighthouse - Poole's Centre for the Arts. 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UF

Pete Harrison with Annie Skates, Emma Kershaw, Lance Ellington & David Coombes join the BSO for another celebration of the Swedish pop superstars, featuring all their famous songs from Fernando to Mamma Mia. Why not dress up and enjoy a dancetastic night out in your flares – all socially distanced of course! Also available as a streamed event through the BSO website.

Tickets for the livestream

Works being performed;

Songs include Dancing Queen; Money, Money, Money; Lay All Your Love On Me; Waterloo; Knowing Me, Knowing You; The Winner Takes It All … and many more!

Seats for this concert are being automatically allocated as part of our Covid security measures which maintain social distancing between household groups.  Seats are only available in alternate rows and a two seat buffer will ensure a 2m gap between separate bookings.

You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets and will be given a choice of ticket price and seating area options. You will then be offered the best seats available following the above rules. Only those from the same household or support bubble may sit together so please ensure that when making a booking you comply with this regulation. Of course friends or family from other households may still attend the concert but will need to book separately.

Hollywood Classics with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 13, 2021

Time: 19.30

Location: Lighthouse - Poole's Centre for the Arts. 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UF

Classic soundtracks from the silver screen

Saturday is a night for the movies, and there is no better way to enjoy the sounds of classic soundtracks than in the company of Pete Harrison and the BSO unleashing the full power of a live symphony orchestra. So sit back and relax in an evening devoted to some of the best film scores ever written, specially curated for our socially distanced times! Also available as a livestream through the BSO website.

Link for the livestream

Works and composers;

Barry Out of Africa; Edelmann Dragonheart; Morricone The Mission; Zimmer Driving Miss Daisy; Steiner Gone With the Wind; Jarre Dr Zhivago; Williams The Book Thief; Bacalov Il Postino; Shore Lord of the Rings and many more!

Seats for this concert are being automatically allocated as part of our Covid security measures which maintain social distancing between household groups.  Seats are only available in alternate rows and a two seat buffer will ensure a 2m gap between separate bookings.
You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets and will be given a choice of ticket price and seating area options. You will then be offered the best seats available following the above rules. Only those from the same household or support bubble may sit together so please ensure that when making a booking you comply with this regulation. Of course friends or family from other households may still attend the concert but will need to book separately.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra CANCELLED

Date: March 27, 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: The Forum 1A Forum Buildings, Bath BA1 1UG

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present a magnificent celebration of John Williams’ timeless music from all of the Star Wars films, from the original Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 to the most recent The Rise of Skywalker. All performed spectacularly by the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and again conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, it surely will be an event not to be missed – an evening of some of the best movie music ever written.

Star Wars – The Definitive Concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra CANCELLED

Date: March 28, 2021

Time: 15:00

Location: Bournemouth Pavilion Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present a magnificent celebration of John Williams’ timeless music from all of the Star Wars films, from the original Episode IV: A New Hope in 1977 to the most recent The Rise of Skywalker. All performed spectacularly by the full forces of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and again conducted and presented by Pete Harrison, it surely will be an event not to be missed – an evening of some of the best movie music ever written.

Symphonic Queen – Queen classics as never before with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra POSTPONED

Date: May 1, 2021

Time: 19:30

Location: Lighthouse Poole's Centre for the Arts, 21 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UF

After last year’s mammoth Pink Floyd success, the full symphonic power of the BSO and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus return for another epic concert featuring a host of hits by Queen including I Want To Break Free, We Will Rock You, It’s a Kind of Magic, Radio Ga Ga, Don’t Stop Me Now, One Vision and, of course, Bohemian Rhapsody. Conducted by Pete Harrison

Works and composers

Featuring; Innuendo, Seven Seas of Rhye, Love of My Life, Radio Ga Ga, Play The Game, Hammer To Fall, We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and many more…

 

Past Events

Christmas Crackers with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Laura Tebbutt

Date: December 19, 2020

Time: 15:00

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

Fun and Frolics with the BSO
Laura Tebbutt

Experience the warmth and joy of Christmas with a socially distanced concert devoted to the best of seasonal favourites old and new. This convivial concert is the perfect way to start the Christmas holidays in the company of family or your social bubble, heaped with a huge helping of festive fun and frolics served up with a generous spoonful of kitsch Christmas classics.

Starring the wonderful Laura Tebbutt (Les Mis, Into the Woods, Love Me Tender, School of Rock)

Works and composers

Berlin White Christmas

Javits Santa Baby

Anderson Sleigh Ride

Saunders Journey to Lapland

Marks Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer

Carey/Afanasieff All I Want For Christmas is You

Wood I Wish It Could Be Christmas Ev’ryday

Marks Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Slade Merry Christmas Everybody and much more!

Seats for this concert are being automatically allocated as part of our Covid security measures which maintain social distancing between household groups.  Seats are only available in alternate rows and a two seat buffer will ensure a 2m gap between separate bookings. You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets and will be given a choice of ticket price and seating area options. You will then be offered the best seats available following the above rules.

Christmas Crackers with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Laura Tebbutt

Date: December 19, 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

Fun and frolics with the BSO
Laura Tebbutt

Experience the warmth and joy of Christmas with a socially distanced concert devoted to the best of seasonal favourites old and new. This convivial concert is the perfect way to start the Christmas holidays in the company of family or your social bubble, heaped with a huge helping of festive fun and frolics served up with a generous spoonful of kitsch Christmas classics.

Starring the wonderful Laura Tebbutt (Les Mis, Into the Woods, Love Me Tender, School of Rock)

Works and composers

Berlin White Christmas

Javits Santa Baby

Anderson Sleigh Ride

Saunders Journey to Lapland

Marks Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer

Carey/Afanasieff All I Want For Christmas is You

Wood I Wish It Could Be Christmas Ev’ryday

Marks Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Slade Merry Christmas Everybody and much more!

Seats for this concert are being automatically allocated as part of our Covid security measures which maintain social distancing between household groups.  Seats are only available in alternate rows and a two seat buffer will ensure a 2m gap between separate bookings. You will be able to purchase up to 6 tickets and will be given a choice of ticket price and seating area options. You will then be offered the best seats available following the above rules.

This concert will also be streamed. It is available to view on demand for 30 days after the orginal performance until 7.30pm (GMT) on Monday 18 January 2021.

Link to the livestream

The concert livestream will be accessible behind a paywall on the BSO website as an embedded Vimeo video stream. It is best to watch through an up-to-date browser (we recommend Google Chrome on a PC and Safari on an Apple device). You can then connect to your TV or HIFI via a cable connection. An Amazon Firestick is also compatible using the Amazon Silk browser direct on a TV as well as most default browsers on SMART TVs.

Christmas at the Movies with the Philharmionia – CANCELLED

Date: December 13, 2020

Time: 15:00

Location: Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, London

Start your Christmas celebrations with this wonderful selection of Christmas Film scores from the renowned Philharmonia Orchestra conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

Programme includes;

Elf
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Home Alone
Love Actually
The Snowman
White Christmas
It’s a Wonderful Life
The Polar Express
Miracle on 34th Street
The Nightmare Before Christmas…

… and many more festive favourites.

Film Music Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – CANCELLED

Date: November 7, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Pete Harrison Conductor and Presenter 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

WHO’S ON STAGE

Pete Harrison began his career in London’s West End conducting for musicals such as Crazy For You and Disney’s Beauty & the Beast. Harrison is a regular guest conductor and presenter for film music concerts with orchestras across the UK and the world, and he returns for a second year conducting the famous Film Gala concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Celebrate the all-time favourite movie themes and some of the greatest soundtracks ever written in this spectacular gala show for movie fans of all ages. Featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Scunthorpe’s magnificent Baths Hall.

Immersive yourself in the music from the most iconic moments in film, with music from Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, Born Free, Schindler’s List, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Avengers, Out of Africa …and many more!

An educational concert featuring music from the screens, big and small. Presented by Owen Gunnell (also featured soloist) and conducted and co-presented by Pete Harrison.

An educational concert featuring music from the screens, big and small. Presented by Owen Gunnell (also featured soloist) and conducted and co-presented by Pete Harrison.

Symphonic Supergroups with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – CANCELLED

Date: August 1, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

The BSO is back at Meyrick Park for an evening of hits from all eras by the best Supergroups of all time!

The BSO has brought you ABBA, Queen, Disco and the 80s and new for 2020 is our latest spectacular show which features hits from some of the biggest Supergroups of all time from The Beatles and The Beach Boys to Bon Jovi and Blur, the Eagles to Elbow and 10cc to Take That. Plus songs by The Police, Oasis, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd to name just a few! Once again the evening is wrapped up with another spectacular “son et lumiere” laser and pyrotechnics show!

You’ll get a FREE bottle of Prosecco for every two tickets you buy for only £27 each, so why not book four or more and make it a party! Prosecco offer ends 28 February.

Gates open from 6pm.

Summer Serenade with BSO Voices and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – POSTPONED

Date: July 18, 2020

Time: TBC

Location: Central Hall, Southampton

A relaxing summer concert with BSO Voices choir and the strings plus guests of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Full details coming soon.

Film Classics with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra – POSTPONED

Date: June 20, 2020

Time: 20.00

Location: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, MALTA

Travelling along a reel which spans a number of decades, this symphonic programme features soundtracks ranging from vintage blockbusters to recent box-office hits.

PETE HARRISON Conductor

CHARLENE FARRUGIA Piano

Programme to include:

Richard Addinsell Warsaw Concerto from Dangerous Moonlight
Maurice Jarre Lawrence of Arabia Overture
Hans Zimmer Gladiator Suite
John Williams Themes from Jurassic Park
John Barry Main Title – Out of Africa

Charlene Farrugia

POSTPONED

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BSO Voices join forces for a one-off musical extravaganza of unforgettable Silver Screen Showstoppers. The Golden Age of Hollywood musicals is brought to life in an afternoon packed with classic favourites from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, My Fair Lady, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wizard of Oz and many more

Whether you grew up with these melodies or you’re a musical fan who has discovered them more recently, Silver Screen Showstoppers is a chance to hear some of the best show tunes ever composed. From the sweeping prairies of Oklahoma! to the fiery cauldron of New York’s West Side Story via a quick trip to the South Pacific, all the greats of the era will be performed. Be swept away into an era of gorgeous melodies from Rodgers & Hammerstein, catchy tunes from Cole Porter and iconic numbers like Singin’ in The Rain, There’s No Business Like Show Business and Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

Works and composers

Lerner/Loewe My Fair Lady

Rodgers/Hammerstein Oklahoma

Stothart Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Brown/Freed Singin’ In The Rain

Bernstein/Sondheim West Side Story

Sherman/Sherman Chitty Chitty Bang Bang