Welcome to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s blog!

As the only UK symphony orchestra not based in a major city, the BSO defines what it means to be an orchestra serving a whole region whilst maintaining important national and international significance.

Kirill Karabits, Chief Conductor

The Orchestra performs over 150 concerts each year in its home territory of over 10,000 square miles, from full symphonic concerts in Poole, Bournemouth, Exeter, Bristol, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Cheltenham, Brighton and beyond to intimate ensemble performances in smaller venues.

The BSO also tours internationally and has appeared on many of the world’s great stages including Carnegie Hall, New York; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; and Musikverein, Vienna.

A core part of the BSO’s mission is its work beyond the concert hall. BSO Participate offers a diverse range of people across a myriad of communities the opportunity to experience the power of music, irrespective of circumstance.

This blog will give you a behind-the-scenes insight into the everyday life of a symphony orchestra. From performing and recording with some of the most talented musicians, conductors and composers in the world to running community and education projects, no two days are ever the same.

For all of the latest BSO news and reviews, please visit BSOlive.com