Our Vision

Celebrating 120 years of music making of the highest order, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is a unique organisation.

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.

The outstanding artistic leadership of Kirill Karabits was recognised with the Conductor prize at the 2013 Royal Philharmonic Society awards; the citation praising exceptional performance standards, both at our home venue at the Lighthouse in Poole and at venues throughout the South and South West, not least as the major provider of symphonic scale concerts to the cities of Bristol, Exeter and Portsmouth.

From the smallest to the biggest scale performance, from engaging people new to live music making to those who have loved music all their lives, our musicians have the passion and flexibility to inspire audiences in a way that truly celebrates the role that culture, and in our case music, has and must always have in enhancing and transforming lives.

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