Forthcoming Events

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 6, 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: University of Exeter Great Hall

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 7, 2020

Time: 19:30

Location: Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Wells Cathedral School Symphonic Wind Orchestra

Date: March 10, 2020

Time: 19.00

Location: Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School

Conducted by Pete Harrison
Wells Cathedral School’s Woodwind, Brass and Percussion departments collaborate in a Symphonic Wind Orchestra made up of pupils from the Specialist Music Scheme. These departments have a longstanding reputation for excellence under their team of internationally recognised tutors. This concert will feature music from a diverse range of contemporary composers including Adam Gorb, Edwin Roxburgh, Stephen McNeff, Rudolph Koumans and Kenneth Hesketh.

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 12, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: Portsmouth Guildhall

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 27, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: The Forum, Bath

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Hollywood Head to Head with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: March 28, 2020

Time: 19.30

Location: Bournemouth Pavilion

The BSO brings you more classic film soundtracks from John Williams and Hans Zimmer!

Following last year’s sold-out sensation, we’re back with even more phenomenal soundtracks from perhaps the two greatest living film composers, Hans Zimmer and John Williams. In March 2020 the BSO return with Hollywood Head to Head, a a whole new set of classics from Zimmer & Williams (along with a few returning fan favourites).

Feel everything from the rush of Gotham City with Batman Begins to the dazzling magic of Hogwarts with Harry Potter to a T-Rex breathing down your neck with the iconic theme from Jurassic Park. Plus, this year we delve further into these composers’ repertoire than ever before with spine-chilling moments from The Ring, swashbuckling adventures with Hook and much more. Brought to life by the full orchestral force of the BSO, this concert takes you on a tour through Hollywood like you’ve never heard it before. If you like hearing these classics in the cinema, just wait until you’ve heard them performed by a live orchestra!

Hollywood Head to Head premieres our film night to brand new audiences, bringing all the movie magic to Bournemouth Pavilion alongside returning dates in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter and Bath. Tickets are already selling fast across all our venues so make sure you don’t miss out and join us for one of our most popular concert staples of the year with Hollywood Head to Head!

Silver Screen Showstoppers with BSO Voices and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Date: April 5, 2020

Time: 15.00

Location: O2 Guildhall, Southampton

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

Film Classics with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

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

Symphonic Supergroups with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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.

Film Music Gala with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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!

 

Past Events

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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…