THE full force of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will be on show for Galactic Classics, part of the three day Proms in the Park this summer.

The Meyrick Park concert on Friday, August 2 will feature the best of classical music about space to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. Pieces include Richard Strauss’ well known Also Sprach Zarathustra from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This piece features heavily on the soundtrack. Another space-themed film work featured is John Williams’ Star Wars performed in its full symphonic glory.

The concert reaches its climax with a full performance of Holst’s The Planets, including the well-known Mars and Jupiter movements as well as the lesser known movement representing the other planets in our solar system. The Planets will also be accompanied by choreographed lasers, lights, fireworks and the latest NASA images from our Solar System.

Other highlights of BSO Proms in the Park 2019 include family musical entertainment on Thursday, August 1 featuring a matinee concert by the BSO, as well as performances from other BSO ensembles with plenty of audience participation.

Once again the event culminates with an evening of throw-back classics from the 1980’s on Saturday, August 3 with symphonic twists on tunes such as Toto’s Africa, Elton John’s I’m Still Standing as well as hits by Bonnie Tyler, David Bowie and Ultravox.

This will be followed by a stunning ‘son et lumiere’ laser and pyrotechnics show. Earlybird tickets now on sale. For more details see or call 01202 669925.