Whether you are a classical aficionado, or someone who wants to get involved, the BSO have accessible and entertaining music for all ages.

Join the BSO for a concert season packed with a dazzling array of orchestral treats! Whether you’re new to live orchestra or a seasoned concert-goer, experience the breath-taking sound, atmosphere and goosebumps of a world-class performance in Portsmouth.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returns to the Portsmouth Guildhall for their 2019/20 season, bringing with them award-winning soloists such as Gabriela Montero and Ning Feng. They will be performing pieces from the full breadth of the classical music canon, ranging from Beethoven and Mozart (Pastoral Beethoven – 7 February) to an evening of Christmas classics old and new (Last Night of the Christmas Proms – 22 December).

This season, the BSO are offering more people than ever the opportunity to experience a live symphony orchestra in the best possible surroundings, offering any seat in the concert hall for all their main season concerts for just £21 (22 Dec/12 Mar £27). These concerts have something for everyone, including Fearless Youth (21 November), a thunderous evening of Mahler and Rachmaninov, Latin Fiesta (17 October), a colourful and tempestuous selection of South American classics, and Holst’s Planets (21 November), an opportunity to hear the same iconic work that the BSO lit up the BBC Proms with this summer at the Royal Albert Hall.

So whether it’ll be your first or your fiftieth visit to the BSO, there’ll be an opportunity to experience something you’ve never heard before this season with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra at the Portsmouth Guildhall.


Latin Fiesta
Thursday 17th October
Tickets available here

From De Falla’s marvellous ballet score to Gabriela Montero’s First Piano Concerto and the modern Mexican classic inspired by a Cuban dance, Danzón No.2, the BSO’s Latin Fiesta is a sure fire way to watch thrilling and lively live music without breaking the bank!


Holst’s Planets
Thursday 21st November 
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The Planets remains by far Holst’s most popular work as one of the 20th century’s great coloristic showpieces. 


Fearless Youth
Thursday 12th December

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A concert dedicated to exploring the daring and fearless young composers, who at young ages wrote a new style of classical music into the world. Focused around Rachmaninov and Mahler. 


Unrequited Love
Thursday 16th January 2020

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With themes of chivalry, passion and the pain of unrequited love, listen and enjoy as the BSO runs through famous composers work such as Rachmaninov, Nikolai Tcherepnin and Berlioz. 


Symphonic Sensibilities
Friday 24th January 2020
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Focusing on the autobiographical and deeply personal works of Elgar, Strauss and Shostakovich, Symphonic Sensibility is a concert based around the inner-thoughts and intimate levels of a persons mind. 


Pastoral Beethoven
Friday 7th February 2020 

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Join the BSO for a night that celebrates and honours Beethoven, cycling through his more famous pieces of music, as well as his lesser known works.


Power and Passion
Thursday 27th February 2020

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Mixing Tchaikovsky’s melodic prowess with the lyricism of Grieg and the The master of orchestration, Rimsky-Korsakov, you get the BSO’s Power and Passion Show. A concert that mixes the strength of melody with the inflamed passion of the composer. 


Arabian Nights
Thursday 26th March 
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The stories of Aladdin, Sinbad and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves have passed into folk legend in the West. It is a triumph of imagination over experience; a feast of sumptuous colours and brilliant instrumental effect by the man who literally wrote the book on orchestration. 


Bruch’s Violin Triumph
Sunday 23rd April 

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Bruch’s Violin Concerto has often been considered the richest and most seductive of the famous German violin concertos, capturing a heartfelt romantic allure with its lush and memorable themes. 

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