THE acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has launched its new 2019-20 season under the baton of Kirill Karabits, now in his 11th year as chief conductor.

He said: “We’re exploring such a range of repertoire this season, from Schubert and Beethoven to John Adams’ City Noir, and we continue to explore works from Eastern Europe. I am extremely proud of the relationship I have developed with the BSO and its audiences, our collaboration and mutual respect is one of my greatest achievements.”

Dougie Scarfe, chief executive of the BSO, added: “We’re thrilled to continue working with Marta Gardolińska as she enters her second year as the BSO’s Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association. During her first outstanding year with the Orchestra, in which she garnered international interest, Marta impressed our audiences across the South West with her emotive and collaborative style of music-making, as well as engaging with communities through her work with BSO Participate.”

Venezuelan pianist composer Gabriela Montero is the BSO’s 2019/20 artist-in-residence.

Highlights of the new season, which runs from September 26 –May 13 in 2020:

• Celebrated soprano Catherine Foster, renowned across Europe as Brünnhilde in the Ring Cycle at Bayreuth, will take the title role in a concert staging of Richard Strauss’s opera Elektra under

the baton of Kirill Karabits

• Pianist Sunwook Kim, winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2006 when he was just 18, makes his professional conducting debut in an all-Beethoven programme

• An array of world-class artists will perform with the BSO this season, including Kees Bakels,

Stephen Barlow, Leonard Elschenbroich, Steven Isserlis, John Lill, Tasmin Little and Andrew Litton

• The orchestra marks Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, with performances by conductors Kirill

Karabits, Sunwook Kim and Reinhard Goebel

• Performances at the Barbican Centre, Sage Gateshead, Cadogan Hall and Birmingham Symphony

Hall in addition to the Orchestra’s regular venues across 10,000 square mile region in the South


Full concert listings:

26 September (University Great Hall,


Marta Gardolińska conductor

Andrei Ionita cello

Sibelius, Finlandia

Elgar, Cello Concerto

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.5

2 October (Lighthouse, Poole) and 4

October (Cadogan Hall, London)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Gerard McBurney dramatic conception

Hummel, Freudenfest Overture

Liszt, Vor Hundert Jahren

R Strauss, Rosenkavalier Suite

5 October (Pavilion, Bournemouth)

Marta Gardolińska conductor

Jesper Svedberg cello

Sibelius, Finlandia

Grieg, Norwegian Dance No.1

Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto in A minor

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.5

9 October (Lighthouse, Poole) and 10

October (University Great Hall, Exeter)

Stephen Barlow conductor

John Lill piano

R Strauss, Metamorphosen

Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3

Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2

16 October (Lighthouse, Poole) and 17

October (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

Gabriela Montero piano

Rihab Chaieb, mezzo soprano

Marquez, Danzon No. 2

Montero, Latin Concerto

De Falla, Three Cornered Hat (complete)

23 October (Lighthouse, Poole) and 24

October (University Great Hall, Exeter)

Andrew Litton conductor

Philippe Quint violin

Copland, Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Barber, Violin Concerto

Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition arr.


30 October (Lighthouse, Poole) and 31

October (The Anvil, Basingstoke)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Valeriy Sokolov violin

Sibelius, Symphony No. 7

Sibelius, Violin Concerto

John Adams, City Noir

2 November (Guildhall, Plymouth) and 3

November (Pavilion, Bournemouth)

Marta Gardolińska conductor

Nikita Boriso-Glebsky violin

Mozart, Overture to Marriage of Figaro

Sibelius, Valse Triste

Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto

Mendelssohn, Symphony No.3

7 November (University Great Hall,

Exeter), 8 November (Victoria Rooms,

Bristol), 9 November (City Halls,


Marta Gardolińska conductor

Leonard Elschenbroich cello

Smetana, Overture to Bartered Bride

Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor

Mendelssohn, Symphony No.3

16 November (Lighthouse, Poole)

Pete Harrison conductor

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Symphonic Pink Floyd

20 November (Lighthouse, Poole)

David Hill conductor

Jennifer Johnston mezzo soprano

Jennifer Davis soprano

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Elgar, Sea Pictures

Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem

21 November (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

David Hill conductor

Ladies of Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No.1

Elgar, In the South

Holst, The Planets

27 November (Lighthouse, Poole) and 29

November (St George’s, Bristol)

Reinhard Goebel conductor

Tobias Feldmann violin

Anton Eberl, Sinfonie No. 3 in E flat

Beethoven, Romance in F

Beethoven, Violin Concerto fragment in C

Beethoven, Symphony No. 2

4 December (Lighthouse, Poole) and 5

December (University Great Hall, Exeter)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Gabriela Montero piano

Shchedrin, First Concerto for Orchestra

‘Naughty Limericks’

Mozart, Piano Concerto K.491

Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite

11 December (Lighthouse, Poole) and 12

December (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

Ion Marin conductor

Vadym Kholodenko piano

Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 2

Mahler, Symphony No. 1 ‘Titan’

18 December (Lighthouse, Poole)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Rowan Pierce soprano

Jake Arditti counter tenor

Anthony Gregory tenor

Jacques Imbrailo baritone

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Handel, Messiah

20 December (University Great Hall,

Exeter), 21 December (Lighthouse, Poole)

and 22 December (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

Christmas Proms

23 December (Lighthouse, Poole)

Gavin Carr conductor

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus

Celebration of Christmas Carols

1 January (Lighthouse, Poole), 2 January

(University Great Hall, Exeter), 4 January

(Town Hall, Cheltenham), 9 January

(Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton), 10 January

(Riviera Centre, Torquay), 11 January

(Pavilion, Weymouth)

Marta Gardolińska conductor

Soraya Mafi soprano

Viennese New Year’s Concert

15 January (Lighthouse, Poole) and 16

January (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

Kees Bakels conductor

Andrei Korobeinikov piano

Nikolai Tcherepnin, La Princesse Lointaine


Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of


Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique

18 January (Pavilion, Bournemouth)

Michael Seal conductor

Andrew Tyson piano

Borodin, Overture to Prince Igor

Mozart, Piano Concerto No.26 K.537

Schubert, Unfinished Symphony

Khachaturian, Waltz from Masquerade

Khachaturian, Adagio of Spartacus &


Khachaturian, Lesginka from Gayane

22 January (Lighthouse, Poole), 23

January (University Great Hall, Exeter)

and 24 January (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor

Ning Feng violin

R Strauss, Träumerei am Kamin, from


Elgar, Violin Concerto

Shostakovich, Symphony No. 6

29 January (Lighthouse, Poole) and 1

February (Barbican, London)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Stefan Jackiw violin

Beethoven, Symphony No. 1

Stravinsky, Violin Concerto *Poole only

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3

5 February (Guildhall, Plymouth), 6

February (University Great Hall, Exeter)

and 7 February (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

Marta Gardolińska conductor

Alfredo Ovalles piano

Mozart, Overture to Don Giovanni

Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.4

Beethoven, Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’

12 February (Lighthouse, Poole) and 13

February (University Great Hall, Exeter)

Robert Trevino conductor

Simone Lamsma violin

Stravinsky, Symphony in 3 movements

Szymanowski, Violin Concerto No. 1

Rachmaninov, Symphony No. 3

19 February (Lighthouse, Poole) and 20

February (The Anvil, Basingstoke)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Jeremy Denk piano

Haydn, Symphony No. 102 in B Flat

Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto No. 1

Schumann, Concert Allegro with

Introduction Op. 134

Schubert, Symphony No. 5

22 February (The Sage, Gateshead)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Beethoven, Symphony No. 1

Beethoven, Symphony No. 3

26 February (Lighthouse, Poole)

Gabriela Montero piano

BSO Principals

Montero, A Piece for Ruth, for violin and


Rachmaninov, Piano Sonata No. 2

Shostakovich, Piano Quintet

Montero, Improvisations

27 February (Guildhall, Portsmouth), 28

February (Victoria Rooms, Bristol) and 1

March (Pavilion, Bournemouth)

Stephen Bell conductor

Tom Poster piano

Tchaikovsky, Romeo & Juliet Fantasy


Grieg, Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky, Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Sibelius, Swan of Tuonela

Rimsky-Korsakov, Snow Maiden Suite

4 March (Lighthouse, Poole)

Laurence Cummings conductor

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus

Handel, Coronation Anthem No. 1 Zadok The


Vivaldi, Spring and Summer from Four


Handel, Gloria in Excelsis Deo HWV deest

Handel, Dixit Dominus

6 March (University Great Hall, Exeter), 7

March (Lighthouse, Poole), 12 March

(Guildhall, Portsmouth), 27 March (The

Forum, Bath) and 28 March (Pavilion,


Pete Harrison conductor

Hollywood Head to Head

18 March (Lighthouse, Poole) and 21

March (Symphony Hall, Birmingham)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Catherine Foster Elektra

Susan Bullock Klytemnestra

Allison Oakes Chrisothemis

Andreas Bauer Kanabas Oreste

R Strauss, Elektra *semi-staged performance

25 March (Lighthouse, Poole) and 26

March (Guildhall, Portsmouth)

Marta Gardolińska conductor

Alexander Gavrylyuk piano

Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto No. 3

Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

1 April (Lighthouse, Poole) and 2 April

(University Great Hall, Exeter)

Sunwook Kim conductor/piano

Beethoven, Egmont Overture

Beethoven, Symphony No. 4

Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’

22 April (Lighthouse, Poole)

Ion Marin conductor

Enescu, Symphony No. 1

Debussy, Images

*Dedicated to Constantin Silvestri

23 April (Guildhall, Portsmouth), 25 April

(Town Hall, Cheltenham) and 26 April

(Pavilion, Bournemouth)

Marta Gardolińska conductor

Emmanuel, Tjeknavorian violin

Brahms, Variations on a Theme of Haydn

Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1

Dvořák, Symphony No.9 ‘New World’

29 April (Lighthouse, Poole), 30 April (The

Anvil,Basingstoke) and 1 May (Victoria

Rooms, Bristol)

Valentina Peleggi conductor

Tasmin Little violin

Martucci Notturno

Brahms, Violin Concerto

Prokofiev, Classical Symphony

Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol

6 May (Lighthouse, Poole)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Chary Nurymov, Symphony No. 2

Mahler, Symphony No. 5

13 May (Lighthouse, Poole)

Kirill Karabits conductor

Steven Isserlis cello

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus ladies

Elgar, Cello Concerto

Holst, The Planets