Next week, the BSO will be holding two special events dedicated to developing emerging talent at Lighthouse, Poole, providing composers of all ages with the opportunity to have their works performed by both the full Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and new music ensemble Kokoro.

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The BSO’s 2016/17 season begins in Bournemouth on Saturday 1 October with a fiesta of symphonic favourites. The ‘Hall of Fame’ concert will be conducted by Stephen Barlow and features an exciting programme including Mendelssohn, Khachaturian and Smetana. Anna Fedorova, one of the world’s premier young pianists, will perform Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in a concert that promises moments of fiery passion, deathly stillness and exquisite virtuosity. Tchaikovsky’s much-loved 1812 Overture, with its momentous 16 scored cannon firings, will bring the concert to an explosive climax.

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For over twenty-five years, Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world's leading violin virtuosos and is, without doubt, one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will be performing a divine selection of popular classics brought to light by an impressive display of lasers, lights and indoor fireworks on Friday 3 July, 7.30pm at Poole Lighthouse. Classics including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, Bernstein’s West Side Story and The Firebird by Stravinsky are amongst the delights.

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s popular outreach project, the Rusty and Not So Rusty Orchestra, is returning in true force for a broad mix of ever-popular classical works. The ‘Rusties’ project, as it is affectionately known, enables people of all ages and abilities (Grade 5 and above is recommended) to receive professional coaching from members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

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From a vision of a dream world of fairies to a symphonic postcard from the New World, the next concert in Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Saturday Nights at Seven’ series has everything required to transport the audience to a higher plane. Presented by Classic FM presenter Anne-Marie Minhall, it will take place at Bournemouth Pavilion on Saturday 2 May at 7pm.

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Dorset choir La Nova Singers will bring to life two of the most iconic works of the classical choral repertoire when they perform the Fauré Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria on Wednesday 11th March 2015 at St Ambrose Church in Westbourne, Bournemouth.

The all-female ensemble, whose performances are praised for their 'dynamic intensity' and 'bright vocal tone', will be singing rarely-heard arrangements of the popular pieces in a concert which forms part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations.

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