BSO conductor’s grand vision for IMAX site

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VISIONARY: Kirill Karabits

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THE principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra would like to see a concert hall at the new look Waterfront site.

Kirill Karabits says it would be a ‘brilliant’ addition to the town’s facilities, following the demolition of the Imax.

As a big celebration to mark the demise of the cinema complex, the BSO is performing two sell-out concerts at the seafront on June 29. Mr Karabits will be conducting both.

In an interview with the Daily Echo, he said: “One of my strategic goals was always to play more concerts in Bournemouth because there is nothing stronger than the bond between the orchestra and the city that bears its name.

“There is a great acoustic shell in the Pavilion and I really believe in the idea of a concert hall on the Waterfront site in Bournemouth.

“It would be brilliant.

He added: “We need to involve ourselves more in the life of Bournemouth and establish stronger links with the community.”

The conductor said he is very excited by the two Waterfront concerts.

“I agreed to do them immediately even though it wasn’t on the agenda.

“This will be a tremendous occasion. Everyone is really looking forward to it.”

Karabits has appealed to the public, through the Echo, to let him know what they would like to see and hear.

He wants to put on lunchtime or ‘rush hour’ concerts to attract new, younger and different audiences.

The conductor will be writing a regular column for the Daily Echo which will appear in our new Later supplement.

  • See Later this Saturday for the full interview with Kirill Karabits.

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1:33pm Tue 30 Apr 13

bbird says...

Yes support entirely. Can think of nothing nicer than listening to some Stravinksy in the sun with a quality cappuccino (from GIGGI...can we get him to open down there????) or glass of decent wine.

Then get rid of the other stuff by the pier.... Nothing against kids entertainment but it's all so tacky now.
Yes support entirely. Can think of nothing nicer than listening to some Stravinksy in the sun with a quality cappuccino (from GIGGI...can we get him to open down there????) or glass of decent wine. Then get rid of the other stuff by the pier.... Nothing against kids entertainment but it's all so tacky now. bbird
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1:37pm Tue 30 Apr 13

muscliffman says...

"The principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra would like to see a concert hall at the new look Waterfront site".

New look? It's an empty building site!

But why not a nice new concert hall for the BSO, but perhaps not quite here. Just a few hundred yards up Exeter Road on another building site to the left would be perfect. I cannot remember what used to be there or who used it.
"The principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra would like to see a concert hall at the new look Waterfront site". New look? It's an empty building site! But why not a nice new concert hall for the BSO, but perhaps not quite here. Just a few hundred yards up Exeter Road on another building site to the left would be perfect. I cannot remember what used to be there or who used it. muscliffman
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1:42pm Tue 30 Apr 13

TheDistrict says...

muscliffman wrote:
"The principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra would like to see a concert hall at the new look Waterfront site".

New look? It's an empty building site!

But why not a nice new concert hall for the BSO, but perhaps not quite here. Just a few hundred yards up Exeter Road on another building site to the left would be perfect. I cannot remember what used to be there or who used it.
I agree. The BBC are continuously hyping on what to put in place at the old Winter Garden site. Easy. A new home for the BSO, where it use to be.

The seafront complex needs to be an indoor activity centre, including a swimming pool, and other faciltiies to compensate for bad weather.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: "The principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra would like to see a concert hall at the new look Waterfront site". New look? It's an empty building site! But why not a nice new concert hall for the BSO, but perhaps not quite here. Just a few hundred yards up Exeter Road on another building site to the left would be perfect. I cannot remember what used to be there or who used it.[/p][/quote]I agree. The BBC are continuously hyping on what to put in place at the old Winter Garden site. Easy. A new home for the BSO, where it use to be. The seafront complex needs to be an indoor activity centre, including a swimming pool, and other faciltiies to compensate for bad weather. TheDistrict
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1:54pm Tue 30 Apr 13

gallantxxx says...

wonderful,
knock down a 7 million pound building
which was generating income
& replace it with a tent & orchestra
then stop the disabled benefits to pay fore all this
wonderful, knock down a 7 million pound building which was generating income & replace it with a tent & orchestra then stop the disabled benefits to pay fore all this gallantxxx
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2:34pm Tue 30 Apr 13

Gordon Cann says...

Why not give consideration to reforming
the Bournemouth Sinfonietta which existed some 30 years after 1969 ; this would give Bournemouth an ensemble orchestra actually based in Bournemouth; link this with a music festival along the lines of that In Bath or Salisbury and it could give a new lift to Bournemouth artistic reputation
Why not give consideration to reforming the Bournemouth Sinfonietta which existed some 30 years after 1969 ; this would give Bournemouth an ensemble orchestra actually based in Bournemouth; link this with a music festival along the lines of that In Bath or Salisbury and it could give a new lift to Bournemouth artistic reputation Gordon Cann
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2:47pm Tue 30 Apr 13

Teddy 1 says...

Just hope the new tent won't spoil the views that have onlynjust been restored. Also, will they think of how they will stop the seagulls sitting on the top of it...i can only imagine the noise and smell from the bird droppings...
The birds will have a good view of all those unsuspecting tourists eating icecreams, before they launch their missions.
Just hope the new tent won't spoil the views that have onlynjust been restored. Also, will they think of how they will stop the seagulls sitting on the top of it...i can only imagine the noise and smell from the bird droppings... The birds will have a good view of all those unsuspecting tourists eating icecreams, before they launch their missions. Teddy 1
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3:39pm Tue 30 Apr 13

muscliffman says...

Teddy 1 wrote:
Just hope the new tent won't spoil the views that have onlynjust been restored. Also, will they think of how they will stop the seagulls sitting on the top of it...i can only imagine the noise and smell from the bird droppings...
The birds will have a good view of all those unsuspecting tourists eating icecreams, before they launch their missions.
'all those unsuspecting tourists' well yes, unless of course .......... it rains!
[quote][p][bold]Teddy 1[/bold] wrote: Just hope the new tent won't spoil the views that have onlynjust been restored. Also, will they think of how they will stop the seagulls sitting on the top of it...i can only imagine the noise and smell from the bird droppings... The birds will have a good view of all those unsuspecting tourists eating icecreams, before they launch their missions.[/p][/quote]'all those unsuspecting tourists' well yes, unless of course .......... it rains! muscliffman
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3:50pm Tue 30 Apr 13

Phixer says...

gallantxxx wrote:
wonderful,
knock down a 7 million pound building
which was generating income
& replace it with a tent & orchestra
then stop the disabled benefits to pay fore all this
The sun must be shining for the reptiles to come crawling out of their holes.
[quote][p][bold]gallantxxx[/bold] wrote: wonderful, knock down a 7 million pound building which was generating income & replace it with a tent & orchestra then stop the disabled benefits to pay fore all this[/p][/quote]The sun must be shining for the reptiles to come crawling out of their holes. Phixer
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3:53pm Tue 30 Apr 13

Bob Bournemouth says...

I can just see what will happen on a rainy day, a few die-hards with their umbrellas and an otherwise empty Pier Approach!
The orchestra will be in the dry but no-one else.
I can just see what will happen on a rainy day, a few die-hards with their umbrellas and an otherwise empty Pier Approach! The orchestra will be in the dry but no-one else. Bob Bournemouth
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4:37pm Tue 30 Apr 13

aerolover says...

The Orchestra had a home but it was under used now they want us to build them a new one. Never we need a place for all not just people who like cat gut against horse hair and hot air.
The Orchestra had a home but it was under used now they want us to build them a new one. Never we need a place for all not just people who like cat gut against horse hair and hot air. aerolover
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6:02pm Tue 30 Apr 13

BmthNewshound says...

Kirill Karabits is Ukrainian so probably hasn't been following the Imax saga or the demise of the Winter Gardens. If he was aware he'd realise that the last thing Bournemouth needs is another white elephant.
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The fact is that the Bournemouth and Poole are not really large enough to sustain a symphony orchestra. My understanding is that the orchestra isn't in the best of financial health and its long term future may be better guaranteed if it relocated to one of the regions larger cities like Bristol or Exeter.
Kirill Karabits is Ukrainian so probably hasn't been following the Imax saga or the demise of the Winter Gardens. If he was aware he'd realise that the last thing Bournemouth needs is another white elephant. . The fact is that the Bournemouth and Poole are not really large enough to sustain a symphony orchestra. My understanding is that the orchestra isn't in the best of financial health and its long term future may be better guaranteed if it relocated to one of the regions larger cities like Bristol or Exeter. BmthNewshound
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12:51am Wed 1 May 13

Bob49 says...

"relocated to one of the regions larger cities like Bristol or Exeter"

Exeter !

It has a population of approximately 117,00 - against Poole's 148,000 and Bournemouth's 168,000 ... with the total conurbation (inc Christchurch) of 400,000.

Perhaps Kirill Karabits might care to ask the council to clarify exactly what it means by 'comprehensive development of the area' before suggesting another pie in the sky lost cause.
"relocated to one of the regions larger cities like Bristol or Exeter" Exeter ! It has a population of approximately 117,00 - against Poole's 148,000 and Bournemouth's 168,000 ... with the total conurbation (inc Christchurch) of 400,000. Perhaps Kirill Karabits might care to ask the council to clarify exactly what it means by 'comprehensive development of the area' before suggesting another pie in the sky lost cause. Bob49
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