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REVIEW: BSO, Ravel, Couperin and R Strauss, Lighthouse, Poole

The BSO’s performance on the last evening before another lockdown was poignant. Greeting the audience, Dougie Scarfe thanked us for our support and warmth. He said the feedback from the livestreaming had been wonderful, our Bournemouth orchestra now being enjoyed as far afield as New Zealand and the USA.

THE BSO performing at Lighthouse on September 30. Picture ©Mark Allan

The BSO is back: A truly wonderful and emotional at Lighthouse

We found our socially distanced seats in the Lighthouse, with familiar faces difficult to find behind the masks. But as people settled, far fewer of us than usual, old friends were spotted and waved to; this was an audience who followed and were faithful to their orchestra, and had rushed back to support them at this first opportunity.