The 2019/20 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Season at the Guildhall, Portsmouth

Once again our concerts this season bring you the very finest breadth of thrilling orchestral music with a range of world-class conductors and soloists. We launch the season with a true Latin Fiesta with Carlos Miguel Prieto at the helm and BSO’s Artist-in-Residence, the extraordinary Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero playing her own Latin Concerto. We return to Britain in November with David Hill conducting Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Holst’s The Planets.

Much loved BSO favourite Kees Bakels returns to the season with the unique sound world of Berlioz in his showpiece for orchestra, Symphonie fantastique alongside Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Ion Marin’s conducting of the music of Mahler has been one of the highlights of recent years and we are delighted that he will be bringing the monumental Symphony No.1 together with more Rachmaninov – this time his most popular work, the Second Piano Concerto.

Marta Gardolińska, who has been a sensation in her first year as BSO’s Young Conductor-in Association, brings three programmes chosen to display her extraordinary talents. I know Portsmouth audiences are going to love seeing her perform with the BSO.

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From Scheherazade and the tales of The Arabian Nights to the music of John Williams and Hans Zimmer or the New World Symphony to the Last Night of the Christmas Proms, we aim to show that the live orchestral experience is for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you once again to another compelling season of music making.

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