BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Paavo Berglund OBE
Young Conductor in Association:
Andre de Ridder
Artistic Director Adventure Concerts:
Symphony Orchestra, 2 Seldown Road, Poole, BH15 1UF
By Telephone: 01202 670611
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has been giving concerts since
its beginnings in 1893. It has grown over the last century and
today it gives upwards of 130 concerts a year from its home base
in Poole to Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton, Weymouth, Swindon,
Exeter, Bristol , Basingstoke and Winchester.
The BSO also performs
a series of outdoor classical spectaculars with fireworks at
some of the most important stately homes in the UK including
Wilton House, home of the Earl of Pembroke, and Osborne House,
favourite residence of Queen Victoria. In addition to the main
symphony orchestra, a wide range of ensembles perform for local
communities across the region.
The BSO has a proud heritage of principal conductors, from Sir
Dan Godfrey, Constantin Silvestri, Sir Charles Groves, Rudolf Schwarz
and Andrew Litton to Marin Alsop.
The BSO performs regularly in the UK's and the world's premier
venues, including Symphony Hall, Birmingham; the Royal Albert
Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Royal Opera House, London: Carnegie
Hall, New York and the Musikverein, Vienna.
The BSO has a fine pedigree of internationally acclaimed recordings,
including works by Walton, Tchaikovsky, Vaughan Williams and
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