AUDIENCE members of all ages are invited to bring their own chairs, blankets or beanbags and join the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for some of the best-loved classical music ever written.

For the BSO is hosting a special ‘relaxed’ concert at Lighthouse, Poole on Saturday, July 13. A spokesman said the aim was to recreate the “atmosphere of an outdoor classical spectacular to allow everyone to enjoy a symphony orchestra concert in a more relaxed atmosphere”.

The performance is open to all audiences, and the environment is specifically adapted for concert-goers with autistic spectrum conditions, those with sensory, communication or learning difficulties and anyone else who would benefit from a less formal environment.

The BSO Relaxed Concert will be conducted by Marta Gardolińska, the BSO’s Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association. Marta who has been described as “highly promising and exciting conductor”, joined the Orchestra in September 2018.

With a relaxed attitude to noise, freedom to leave and re-enter the auditorium at any point and a chill out area for anyone needing some quiet time before or during the performance, this allows everyone to enjoy the show.

READER OFFER: Thanks to support from SWRAC Independent Specialist College, the BSO are able to offer Daily Echo readers 200 free tickets to the Orchestra’s Relaxed Concert on Saturday July 13.

For a chance to win, email with your name, the number of tickets you would like (max. 4 per person) and a daytime contact number with the subject header BSO Relaxed Concert by Thursday, July 4.Usual rules apply. Winners will be contacted week beginning Monday, July 8.