Exeter Great Hall : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Concert Series 2018/19

The Great Hall, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4PY

Tel: 01392 726363

Exeter Great Hall : Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Concert Series 2018/19


"No other regional British Orchestras - few London ones, for that matter - offer more interesting programming than the BSO".  Daily Telegraph November 2017

Concert Season 2018/19   Great Hall, Exeter

The ever popular BSO return to the City of Exeter with a varied and interesting programme of classical and contemporary music designed to appeal to everyone. Tickets go on general sale on 6 September unless otherwise stated.

Serving the South and South West of England, but with a national and international reputation, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has been a cultural beacon since its foundation in 1893. The BSO now performs over 150 concerts each year in its home territory of over 10,000 square miles.  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.

Since the first pioneering recordings in 1914, the BSO now has over 300 recordings to its name. Recent releases include a complete Prokofiev cycle, a critically-acclaimed collaboration with James Ehnes and the top-selling classical recording of 2012 in partnership with Nicola Benedetti.

Why not become a supporter of the BSO to obtain advance ticket sale information and many more benefits by visiting their website: www.bsolive.com.


Thursday 11 October  : Divine Sublime                  

Mozart                  Serenade No.10 ‘Gran Partita’

Beethoven           Symphony No.7

Conductor : Kirill Karabits


Thursday 25 October   : Songs from the Heart                

Wagner                Siegfried Idyll

R Strauss             Four Last Songs

Brahms                Symphony No.4

Conductor : Karl-Heinz Steffens

Soloist : Allison Oakes


Thursday 1 November : The Power of Life

Smetana               Vysehard

Grieg                    Piano Concerto

Nielsen                 Symphony No.4 ‘Inextinguishable’

Conductor : James Feddeck

Soloist : Saleem Ashkar


Wednesday 21 November : Smooth Classics II

Conducted by the BSO Young Conductor in Association. With Anna Fedorova (piano)

Featuring slow movements from piano concertos by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Mozart and Ravel

Full programme:

Dvořák   Serenade - larghetto

Shostakovich : Piano Concerto No2 - andante

Satie : Gymnopedie No1

Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No2 - adagio

Bizet : Intermezzo from Carmen

Mozart : Piano Concerto No 21 - andante

Elgar : Nimrod

Sibelius : Valse Triste

Mozart : Eine kleine Nachtmusik - romanze

Beethoven : Piano Concerto No5 - adagio

Tchaikovsky : Symphony No5 - andante cantabile

Conducted by the BSO Young Conductor in Association.

Soloist : Anna Fedorova


Thursday 6 December : Russian Winter                     

Mussorgsky         Khovanshchina Prelude

Rachmaninov      Piano Concerto No.2

Tchaikovsky        Symphony No.1

Conductor : Antonio Méndez

Soloist:  Alexei Volodin


Wednesday 19 December : Last Night of the Christmas Proms

Pete Harrison conductor
with Broadway and West End star Michael Xavier

Kick off Christmas with a fun-packed concert for all the family, featuring classics old and new, all wrapped up with a sprinkling of magic and sparkle. We start off with works from films and shows including Sunset Boulevard, The Snowman and Gremlins, plus music from Disney films and Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, before moving on to a roller-coaster of seasonal favourites including Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Let it Snow, Merry Christmas Everybody and all the favourite festive arrangements by Ron Goodwin! 


Wednesday 2 January : New Year Johann Strauss Gala                      

Waltz into the New Year in style with music by the King of Waltz and his contemporaries!

Conductor : Thomas Rősner

Soprano : Fflyr Wyn


Friday 18 January  : Unmistakable Voices                           

Beethoven           Violin Concerto

Shostakovich      Symphony No.1

Conductor : Kirill Karabits

Soloist : Augustin Hadelich


Thursday 31 January  : Pastoral Brahms                   

Schumann           Manfred Overture
Dvořák                  Violin Concerto
Brahms                Symphony No.2

Conductor : Clemens Schuldt

Soloist :  Baiba Skride


Thursday 21 February  : Fateful Fourth                    

Mozart                  Symphony No.26

Mozart                  Piano Concerto No.21 K.467

Tchaikovsky        Symphony No.4

Conductor : Kees Bakels

Soloist :  Ronald Brautigam


Thursday 14 March : Williams v Zimmer

Conductor : Peter Harrison

More music from the movies when two titans of the film music world compete head to head!


Thursday 11 April : Echoes of Home

Smetana  Vltava

Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No1

Sibelius  Symphony No1

Conductor : Jamie Phillips

Soloist : Denis Kozhukbin


All concerts take place at the Great Hall, Exeter University and start at 7.30pm.

Tickets £16-£40.
Series discounts of up to 40% are available for booking 4 or more concerts.
Concerts go on general sale on Wednesday 5 September.

Tickets for all concerts which take place this season at Exeter's Great Hall can be booked Online

In person from Exeter Information & Tickets, Dix's Field (01392 665885) or through Exeter Northcott Theatre Box Office, University Campus 01392 726363



Guide Prices

See website for online bookings. General tickets on sale from 6 September unless otherwise stated. Concessions for groups are available. Tickets start at £16.00





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  • Car parking - Some current building work on campus makes parking slightly restricted. However a free bus service is available from the car parks at the top of the campus or from city centre. Contact 01392 832405 more information.

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