Forthcoming Events

Christmas Celebrations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: December 13, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

Start your festive countdown with our ever-popular Christmas Celebrations concerts, full of sparkle and seasonal cheer. Full programme and details to be announced.

Christmas Starts Here with BSO Voices and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Date: December 14, 2019

Time: 15:00

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

New for 2019, the BSO and Lighthouse present a family-friendly matinee performance to herald the start of the holiday season. Enjoy an afternoon of Christmas classics, including Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, The 12 Days of Christmas and Winter Wonderland, as well as an exciting selection of Disney songs from Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, and music from Home Alone by John Williams. With decorations and special lighting, as well as the fantastic sound of a full symphony orchestra, together with our choir BSO Voices it will be a cracker of a concert.

Works and composers

Trad (arr. Rutter) The 12 Days of Christmas

Marks Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rutter The Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Menken Beauty & the Beast

Trad (arr. Moore) I Saw Three Ships Lopez Let It Go

Christmas Celebrations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Date: December 16, 2019

Time: 1.30

Location: Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Start your festive countdown with our ever-popular Christmas Celebrations concerts, full of sparkle and seasonal cheer. Full programme and details to be announced.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms with Michael Xavier and the BSO

Date: December 20, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: University Great Hall, Exeter

After last year’s spectacular success, the BSO, Pete and Michael are back to serve up another enormous helping of light-hearted seasonal music and holiday entertainment. Michael, who has starred in many West End hit musicals including Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady will be singing a variety of hit songs and Christmas classics, including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, A Spaceman Came Travelling, Stars from Les Miserables, If I Can’t Love Her from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and another riotous rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas. With plenty of opportunities to join in with the fun and frolics, this concert will once again have you raising the roof and dancing in the aisles.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms with Michael Xavier and the BSO

Date: December 21, 2019

Time: 19:00

Location: The Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

After last year’s spectacular success, the BSO, Pete and Michael are back to serve up another enormous helping of light-hearted seasonal music and holiday entertainment. Michael, who has starred in many West End hit musicals including Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady will be singing a variety of hit songs and Christmas classics, including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, A Spaceman Came Travelling, Stars from Les Miserables, If I Can’t Love Her from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and another riotous rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas. With plenty of opportunities to join in with the fun and frolics, this concert will once again have you raising the roof and dancing in the aisles.

Last Night of the Christmas Proms with Michael Xavier and the BSO

Date: December 22, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Portsmouth Guildhall

After last year’s spectacular success, the BSO, Pete and Michael are back to serve up another enormous helping of light-hearted seasonal music and holiday entertainment. Michael, who has starred in many West End hit musicals including Sunset Boulevard, Phantom of the Opera, Oklahoma! and My Fair Lady will be singing a variety of hit songs and Christmas classics, including I’ll Be Home for Christmas, A Spaceman Came Travelling, Stars from Les Miserables, If I Can’t Love Her from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and another riotous rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas. With plenty of opportunities to join in with the fun and frolics, this concert will once again have you raising the roof and dancing in the aisles.

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: University of Exeter Great Hall

Last year’s sold-out sensation is back with more classic soundtracks from the two greatest film composers alive today – Hans Zimmer and John Williams. As well as returning favourites, the evening features music from Inception, Angels & Demons, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman Begins and many others.

 

Past Events

The Snowman Family Concert with The Ulster Orchestra

Date: December 7, 2019

Time: 14.00

Location: Belfast Waterfront

This wonderful animated film is now a festive family tradition, creating special memories for young and old. Join Pete Harrison, the Ulster Orchestra and young guest soloists for magic and adventure in this big-screen, classic tale of a boy whose snowman comes to life.

The Snowman Family Concert with The Ulster Orchestra

Date: December 7, 2019

Time: 16.00

Location: Belfast Waterfront

This wonderful animated film is now a festive family tradition, creating special memories for young and old. Join Pete Harrison, the Ulster Orchestra and young guest soloists for magic and adventure in this big-screen, classic tale of a boy whose snowman comes to life.

Back by popular demand, all the greatest hits of Pink Floyd for orchestra, rock band and choir conducted by Pete Harrison.

Programme includes;

Time
Us & Them
Hey You
Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Wish You Were Here
Money
In The Flesh
Another Brick in the Wall
Great Gig in the Sky
Take It Back… and more.

Symphonic Pink Floyd with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: November 16, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

The full symphonic power of the BSO and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus join forces for an epic concert featuring hits by Pink Floyd including Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Money, Hey You, Another Brick In The Wall, Wish You Were Here, Time and many more…

Ipswich Regent Theatre 90th Anniversary Prom with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Date: November 1, 2019

Time: 19.30

Location: Regent Theatre, Ipswich

ROLLING STONES I can’t get no satisfaction
THE BEATLES Let it be, Penny Lane and Can’t buy me love
STEVIE WONDER Medley
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake: Finale
JOHN WILLIAMS E.T.: Flying Theme
PARRY Jerusalem
ELGAR Pomp & Circumstance March No.1
…and much more!

This is live music at its most spectacular – the unbeatable anthems of the Rolling Stones and The Beatles meets the get-up-and-dance pop rhythms of Stevie Wonder, alongside your favourite Proms music! To celeberate 90 years of fantastic live music at Ipswich Regent, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pete Harrison present this spectacular anniversary concert, packed full of the classics throughout the ages!

From the awe-inspiring sound of E.T.’s Flying Theme, to the pomp of Elgar and the rock rhythms of John, Paul, George and Ringo – you’ll find yourself on your feet in no time!

BYSO’s Guide to the Orchestra with the Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra

Date: October 28, 2019

Time: 19.00

Location: The Concert Hall, Reading Town Hall

Join the Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra for their first concert of the season.

Conducted by Pete Harrison, the programme includes John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Benjamin Britten.

The Best of John Williams with The London Concert Orchestra

Date: October 20, 2019

Time: 15.00

Location: St David's Hall, Cardiff

From E.T. to Star Wars and beyond, nothing can compare to the iconic film scores of John Williams. Enjoy this concert packed full of the Hollywood heavyweight’s most celebrated and iconic music. Conducted and presented by Pete Harrison.

Music from E.T. Jaws, Hook, Star Wars, Superman, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Close Encounters and many more…

Symphonic 80s Spectacular with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: August 3, 2019

Time: 19:30

Location: Meyrick Park, Bournemouth

Relive the sounds of the 80s in full symphonic Technicolour with Pete Harrison and the BSO with another fantastic evening of music and nostalgia.

Toto Africa

Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse of the Heart

Elton John I’m Still Standing

Ultravox Vienna

Hits from the decade include Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics, Faith by George Michael, Don’t You Want Me by The Human League and Alone by Heart, as well as special medleys of music by David Bowie, Madonna and Blondie plus a finale megamix of Stock, Aitken and Waterman classics!

Singers: Emma Kershaw, Katie Birtill, Oliver Tompsett & Patrick Smyth.

Not forgetting the stunning ‘son et lumiere’ laser, lights and pyrotechnics show to top off the evening – this year with its own 80s twist.

Songs of Power with Inspiration Choir Southampton and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Date: July 28, 2019

Time: 15:00

Location: O2 Guildhall, Southampton

Ten years ago our sister choirs performed their very first concert and now, together with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Inspiration Southampton are recreating that extraordinary choral extravaganza. With blockbusters such as ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘O Fortuna’ and ‘Hallelujah Chorus’, as well as beautiful unaccompanied gems, ‘Fields of Gold’ and ‘Goodnight, My Angel’, this concert will showcase the massed voices of Inspiration Southampton as we celebrate the power of song.

The concert will be signed song interpreted for BSL users.

Popular classical music used in iconic films of the last 50 years together with some of the greatest Oscar winning original sound tracks.

With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pete Harrison with soloists Johanna Röhrig (violin) and Oliver Poole (piano) along with Opera Prelude vocal soloists Francesca Chiejina (soprano) and Rosie Clifford (mezzo-soprano), presented by Aled Jones, generously supported by The Classical Club.

R Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra (as used in 2001 and Zoolander)

Repertoire including:

Handel – Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks (as used in The King’s Speech and Johnny English)

J Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz (as used in 2001, Titanic and Jungle Book)

Mussorgsky – Night on Bare Mountain (as used in Natural Born Killers, Saturday Night Fever and Fantasia)

Richard Addinsell – The Warsaw Concerto (from Serious Moonlight)

Wagner – The Ride of the Valkyries (as used in Apocalypse Now, The Blues Brothers and Rebel without a Cause)

Rossini – The William Tell Overture (as used in Clockwork Orange, National Lampoon and Toy Story 2)

John Williams – Schindlers List

Elgar – Pomp & Circumstance March No 1 (as used in Fantasia, Forrest Gump and Clockwork Orange)