WITH chief conductor Kirill Karabits at the helm, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will return to the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms.

The world famous orchestra will be joined by critically acclaimed violinist Nemanja Radulovic, who will be making his BBC Proms debut. The concert on Sunday, July 21, marks the anniversary of the moon landing which the orchestra will celebrate with a performance of The Planets by Holst.

In addition, the programme will also include Barber’s Violin Concerto – performed by Nemanja Radulovic – and John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra gave the UK and London premieres of Adams’ popular fanfare for orchestra in 1988 with the then-principal conductor Andrew Litton.

Nemanja Radulović said: “I’m thrilled to be making my BBC Proms debut this summer, joining Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits on the Royal Albert Hall stage.

“I first performed Barber’s Violin Concerto with Kirill and BSO when I was their artist-in-residence in the 2016-17 season, and I look forward to revisiting this work with them in July.”

The BSO first performed with Nemanja Radulovic at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015 for Classic FM Live, and appointed him their artist-in-residence for the 2016/17 season.

As part of his residency, Nemanja performed Barber’s Violin Concerto for audiences in Poole and Exeter. Following these performances, the Telegraph described Nemanja as ‘a rising star’, and said his ‘performance of Barber’s concerto was something else’.

The 2018/19 season marks Kirill Karabits’ tenth season working with the orchestra, having become principal conductor-designate in 2008 and chief conductor in 2009.

Kirill Karabits became the first Ukrainian conductor to be named principal conductor of a UK orchestra, and has since built up a considerable discography with the BSO. On Onyx Classics, Kirill recorded a critically-acclaimed Prokofiev Cycle with the orchestra, including all seven symphonies and the first ever recording of the opening movement of Prokofiev’s symphony in G.

Working with the Chandos label, Kirill and the orchestra are working on their ‘Voices from the East’ series which sees them perform and record works by lesser-known Eastern European composers such as Boris Lyatoshynsky and Kara Karayev.

n Full details of the orchestra's 2019/20 season are due to be revealed in May.