Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra announces new season

14 May 2015, 11:33 | Updated: 14 May 2015, 11:38

Classic FM’s Orchestra in the South of England has unveiled a season that includes a concert staging of Richard Strauss’s ‘Salome’, anniversary celebrations of Sibelius and performances by pianist Boris Giltburg, cellist Steven Isserlis and violinist Vilde Frang

Photo: Kirill Karabits performing with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at Classic FM Live

The orchestra’s chief conductor, Kirill Karabits, presides over 20 concerts including a performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No.1 with Steven Isserlis.

Violinist Augustin Hadelich becomes artist in residence for the season performing concertos by Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.

Kirill Karabits said: “I am thrilled to be leading such a varied and dynamic season with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra as their newly-designated Chief Conductor. The Orchestra continues to go from strength to strength, building on the exceptional trust we have built between players and our loyal audiences.

“I am particularly looking forward to three firsts with the Orchestra – Salome in September with a stunning cast; my first main-season Elgar and finally my first Mahler symphony with the BSO.”

Other highlights include performances by soprano Elizabeth Watts, pianist Louis Lortie and music by Mozart and JC Bach. For more information, visit the BSO website.