Classic FM Partner Orchestras Week: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Jane Jones showcases the latest addition to the Classic FM family, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Classic FM's Orchestra in the South of England.

Tonight Jane Jones continues her series of concerts celebrating a few of Classic FM's partner orchestras around the United Kingdom.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is Classic FM’s Orchestra in the South of England. Formed in 1893, throughout its illustrious history it has worked with some of the finest composers, conductors and musicians in the world including Elgar, Bartók, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams and Sir Thomas Beecham.

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The Orchestra tours widely and has performed at some of the world's most famous venues including the Musikverein, Vienna; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Carnegie Hall, New York; The Rudolfinum, Prague and The Philharmonie, Berlin. 

It regularly serves the South and South West of England, giving more than 130 concerts each year over a 10,000-square-mile area. In addition to its main season concerts, the Orchestra performs a summer series of open-air firework spectaculars. It also reaches out to more than 125,000 children and adults annually through education and community projects.

The young Ukrainian Kirill Karabits has been Principal Conductor since the beginning of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra since its 2009/10 season. We hear him tonight conducting the evergreen Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia by Khachaturian. We also hear popular film music by Richard Addinsell as well as classics from Tchaikovsky, Bach, Parry, Khachaturian and a less well-known concerto by the Hungarian violinist, Jeno Hubay.

Richard Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Piano: Daniel Adni
Kenneth Alwyn conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings in C major Opus 48
Andrew Litton conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV.582
Jose Serebrier conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Hubert Parry: I was glad
David Hill conducts the Waynflete Singers, Winchester Cathedral Choir and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Organ: Timothy Byram-Wigfield

Aram Khachaturian: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Jeno Hubay: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor Opus 21
Violin: Chloe Hanslip
Andrew Mogrelia conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra