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Tickets for Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s 2017/18 Bournemouth Pavilion Concert Season go on sale

The BSO’s 2017/18 Bournemouth Season promises to be extra special as the Orchestra looks forward to celebrating its 125th Anniversary since its founding in Bournemouth by conductor Sir Dan Godfrey on 22 May 1893. This important milestone will be marked by a weekend of concerts and activities across the town on 19 and 20 May, featuring a gala concert at Bournemouth Pavilion on Saturday 19 May with Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits and long-time friend of the BSO, pianist John Lill for a celebratory programme marking 125 years of music-making in the town.

Tickets for the exciting new season go on sale from Wednesday 6 September when they will be available to buy online, by telephone or in person from the BH Live Tickets Box Office. The opening night of the BSO’s 2017/18 Season at Bournemouth Pavilion will be a glorious ‘Beethoven Bonanza’ on Saturday 14 October. Jun-Hee Kim, winner of the 2017 Horowitz Piano Competition, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with the Orchestra and Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits in a programme celebrating the works of one of the greatest composers to have ever lived.

Prize-winning young pianist Teo Gheorghiu will make his debut with the BSO on Sunday 12 November performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.24 in a matinee concert with Malaysian conductor Harish Shankar. Enjoy a programme of sublime music including Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ in this ‘Italian Passion’ concert, guaranteed to brighten up an autumn afternoon.

The New Year brings with it a ‘Dance Fantasy’ concert on Saturday 27 January. Conducted by BSO Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association, Victor Aviat, the Orchestra will bring a programme of elegant, graceful and energetic dance music to life including Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. Venezuelan violinist and Principal Guest Leader of the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Giovanni Guzzo, will be performing a trio of works by Ravel, Sarasate and Chausson. Established as one of the most versatile and charismatic performers of his generation, Guzzo has been described by critics as a wonderfully “magnetic” and “commanding” soloist and Bournemouth audiences can look forward to some thrilling virtuosic displays of Hungarian gypsy style in Ravel’s Tzigane  and Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs, as well as the hauntingly beautiful Poéme by Chausson.

On Sunday 25 February, former BBC New Generation Artist, cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, will be making his debut with the BSO when he performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Conductor Christoph König will return to the podium for this matinee concert which also includes Wagner’s touching Siegfried Idyll and Dvořák’s atmospheric and melodic Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’, one of the most popular symphonies of all time.

The BSO’s very own Principal Trumpet Chris Avisonwill be the soloist in Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto on Saturday 17 March. Premiered in 1950, the Concerto is the Armenian composer’s most popular work and is heavily influenced by the bright, rich folk music of his homeland. This ‘Russian Gala’ concert features the music of some of the most successful Soviet composers, with works by Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, conducted by Associate Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra, Stephen Bell.

In his debut performance with the BSO, London-based Australian pianist Jayson Gillham will be performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto on Saturday 28 April, in another of the BSO’s popular ‘Hall of Fame’ concerts of the best-loved classical music. Grieg’s Piano Concerto is among the Norwegian composer’s most popular works and features many elements from the rich folk music tradition of Norway. It is Grieg’s largest and most ambitious work, regularly featuring in Classic FM’s ‘Hall of Fame,’ the broadcaster’s annual poll of the world’s favourite classical music. Other well-loved pieces in this concert conducted by Victor Aviat include Tchaikovsky’s lyrical Sleeping Beauty Suite from his classic ballet, and Rachmaninov’s stunning Symphonic Dances.

The BSO’s 2017/18 Bournemouth Pavilion Concert Season is recommended by Classic FM and each concert in the series will be hosted by one of Classic FM’s presenters. As Classic FM’s Orchestra in the South of England, the BSO’s partnership with the broadcaster enables the Orchestra’s world-class music-making to reach even wider audiences, through outstanding coverage on digital and FM radio, as well as online.


Event: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 2017/18 Bournemouth Pavilion Concert Season

Venue: Bournemouth Pavilion, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU

Tickets on Sale From: Wednesday 6 September 2017

Ticket Prices: £27.50 / £20 / £13 (includes booking fee; concessions available; 20% discount when booking 5 -7 concerts)

To Buy Tickets: Please visit or call or visit the BH Live Tickets Box Office on 0844 576 3000

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