Forthcoming Events

The Best of James Bond with the Manchester Concert Orchestra

Date: October 1, 2017

Time: 15:00

Location: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

All the greatest music and songs including:

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
TOMORROW NEVER DIES
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
GOLDFINGER
SKYFALL

plus a tribute to other spies and detectives from around the world.

SINGERS; Louise Dearman & Oliver Tompsett

For two nights only, Times Square has been added to the Wells’ street map as Maestro Pete Harrison conducts a glittering programme of Broadway musical theatre classics, including numbers from Chicago, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Carousel, Evita, Cats, Wicked and more.
This is a rare opportunity to hear these timeless scores presented in glorious symphonic sound by Wells Cathedral School’s premier orchestra and singers. Book early and let them give you “the old razzle dazzle”.

For two nights only, Times Square has been added to the Wells’ street map as Maestro Pete Harrison conducts a glittering programme of Broadway musical theatre classics, including numbers from Chicago, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Carousel, Evita, Cats, Wicked and more.
This is a rare opportunity to hear these timeless scores presented in glorious symphonic sound by Wells Cathedral School’s premier orchestra and singers. Book early and let them give you “the old razzle dazzle”.

Space Spectacular – Star Wars & Beyond with the Manchester Concert Orchestra

Date: November 11, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

A sensational concert of your favourite music from deep space and beyond in a galaxy of sight and sound.

NEW FOR 2017
Apollo 13 and Independence Day

John Williams
Star Wars, Superman, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.

Holst
Mars & Jupiter from The Planets

Strauss
Also Sprach Zarathustra

Plus
Star Trek, Thunderbirds & Battlestar Galactica

Last Night of the Christmas Proms with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: December 16, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: The Lighthouse, Poole

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.

SINGERS; Annie Skates & James Spilling

O Come, O Come Emmanuel with Inspiration Choir Southampton and the BSO

Date: December 17, 2017

Time: 15.00

Location: O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Inspiration Southampton and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present an exhilarating mixture of sacred and secular music for the festive period. We’ll celebrate the anticipation and excitement of the season of Advent and explore a number of popular songs for the holiday period. There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone in our yearly favourite.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: December 20, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: The Great Hall, Exeter University

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.

SINGERS; Annie Skates & James Spilling

Last Night of the Christmas Proms with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: December 22, 2017

Location: Guildhall, Portsmouth

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.

SINGERS; Annie Skates & James Spilling

Zimmer vs. Williams with the Manchester Concert Orchestra

Date: December 27, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

The very best scores from the two greatest film composers of the the 20th Century.

 

  • E.T.
  • Star Wars
  • Jurassic Park
  • Batman Begins
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Superman
  • Inception
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Gladiator
  • Man of Steel
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

 

 

Past Events

Classic FM Live – A Movie Music Spectacular

Date: September 19, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: Royal Albert Hall

Join us on Tuesday 19th September for Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall, a movie music spectacular featuring Ji Liu and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pete Harrison.

To celebrate our 25th birthday, this edition of Classic FM Live from the Royal Albert Hall will be a movie music special, featuring a host of classical stars and iconic themes from the silver screen.

The programme includes music from the greatest movie scores of all time, including Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore, Gone with the Wind, The Magnificent Seven, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mission, John Barry’s Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves, plus a special performance by Ji Liu of the Warsaw Concerto from the film Dangerous Moonlight.

The Elizabeth Summer College Orchestral Course on Guernsey

Start date: August 21, 2017

End date: August 26, 2017

Location: Elizabeth College, St Peter Port, Guernsey

Founded in 1974, The Elizabeth Summer College Orchestral Course is a residential (by host family) and day Orchestral Course suitable for students aged 8 – 20, which takes place on the beautiful island of Guernsey during August. This year the Symphony Orchestra will be conducted by Pete Harrison.

ECSOC provides a fun and educational setting for all students to develop their abilities and confidence in performing. Our professional tutors enthuse students with their energy and challenging repertoire.

The 43rd anniversary course will run from Monday morning 21st August and finish after the final concert on Saturday 26th August 2017.

“Let the Sunshine In” with Inspiration Choir and the BSO

Date: August 13, 2017

Time: 19.00

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

As part of the BSO Proms in the Park this summer, Inspiration Choir Southampton will be performing as the highlight of the Family Fun Day.

The concert, called ‘Let The Sunshine In’, will be a feel good concert for the height of summer; with songs to bring the sunshine into your heart. Pop classics from the Bee Gees and ELO mix with uplifting spirituals from the Deep South of America. There’s a tropical storm brewing on the island of ‘Bali Hai’ and of course the dawning of the ‘Age Of Aquarius’ where we really do ‘Let The Sunshine In’.

Symphonic Queen with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: August 12, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

On Saturday 12 August, 10 years after its first outing at Meyrick, the brilliant QUEEN Symphonic Spectacular returns! Bringing you all the iconic rock songs performed by Pete Harrison and stars of London’s West End. Songs include Seven Seas of Rhye, Don’ Stop Me Now, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions and of course Bohemian Rhapsody. The Saturday night will also feature the spectacular fireworks, laser, lights and pyrotechnics son et lumière which wowed audiences last summer with its stunning special effects and epic soundtrack.

Inspiration Choir perform at Beggars Fair in Romsey

Date: July 8, 2017

Time: 12:00

Location: War Memorial Park, Romsey

Inspiration Choir Southampton conducted by Pete Harrison performs a selection of this term’s songs at the War Memorial Park, The Meads, Romsey SO51 8HY.

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra sessions

Start date: July 6, 2017

End date: July 7, 2017

Location: Smecky Music Studios, Prague

2 days of sessions recording the music of Adam Saunders and Mark Cousins with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at Smecky Music Studios.

The Best of James Bond

Date: June 17, 2017

Time: 19.30

Location: Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The London Concert Orchestra with guest singers Louise Dearman and Oliver Tompsett perform all the greatest music and songs including: 

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
TOMORROW NEVER DIES 
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER 
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE 
GOLDFINGER 
SKYFALL 

plus a tribute to other spies and detectives from around the world.

Inspiration Choir Southampton, Open Day/1st rehearsal

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 19.15

Location: Richard Taunton College, Southampton

Open Day and 1st rehearsal for Southampton’s Inspiration Choir and their summer concerts.

All very welcome – no audition required and you don’t have to read music, just to be prepared to work hard, have fun and sing the final concert with the wonderful Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. No commitment – if you decide it’s not for you then no problem. If you decide to join us then you’ll be in for the ride of your life!

We meet on a Wednesday at Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Hill Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 5RL. We usually finish at 21:30 but will finish a bit after 21:00 for a drink and a chat.

Heroes & Legends with the BSO

Date: April 22, 2017

Time: 19:30

Location: Brighton Dome, Brighton

The Fourth in our series of “Heroes” concerts, “Heroes & Legends.” Experience the thrill of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performing some of the most memorable film and television themes ever written. A gargantuan feast of Hollywood glitz and glamour features music old and new written by multi-award winning composers from the golden age of cinema to the present: Elmer Bernstein, Hans Zimmer, Maurice Jarre, Miklos Rozsa, James Horner, Erich Korngold, Alexandre Desplat, Tan Dun and, of course, the godfather of the film score, John Williams.

Classic film scores include El Cid, The Magnificent Seven, Doctor Zhivago, Robin Hood and Ben Hur as well as more modern greats The Imitation Game, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Conan the Barbarian and Kung Foo Panda and John Williams masterpieces Harry Potter, Lincoln, Hook and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

 

National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales

Date: April 21, 2017

Time: 19:00

Location: Great Hall, Swansea University (Bay Campus)

The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales presents a sparkling selection of modern classics. Centred around Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin’s iconic showpiece for piano which will be performed in its original version for the Paul Whiteman Band with soloist George Fradley (piano). The programme includes works by Hesketh and McNeff plus Judith Bingham’s Three American Icons. Her gripping, sometimes disturbing evocation of 50s and 60s culture, of Big Bands, cult TV and cinema, is set against the background of the Kennedy assassination.

The NYWOW has developed an enviable reputation for the performance of new music, premiering a large number of works by leading Welsh composers. It will give the first performance of On This Precious Earth by Tŷ Cerdd’s Composer in Residence, Rhian Samuel which in turn explores the fragility of our planet, revels in the beauty of the Earth and ends in a spirit of hope, generosity and kindness.

PROGRAMME
Stephen McNeff – The Winged Lion
Judith Bingham – Three American Icons
George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue
Rhian Samuel – On This Precious Earth (premiere)
Kenneth Hesketh – Danceries (Set II)