BBC Music Magazine’s Personality of the Year, violinist Tasmin Little, will perform at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's annual Benevolent Fund concert at Lighthouse Poole on Sunday, September 8.

The internationally-renowned violinist will perform Bruch’s violin concerto and the orchestra will be performing Verdi’s The Force of Destiny Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.4 under the baton of David Hill, BSO associate conductor.

At the start of this year Tasmin announced she will be “hanging up my concert gowns” in the summer of 2020 so this concert will be her penultimate performance with the orchestra.

“I’m delighted to perform Bruch with my friends at the BSO for this very special performance," said Tasmin.

This annual concert is the main source of income for the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Benevolent Fund. Set up in 1958, the BSO Benevolent Fund provides financial support for musicians in cases of prolonged serious injury or illness.

"All musicians freely give their service for the annual concert, as have many conductors and soloists who have featured in the concert over the years.

“We are honoured that Tasmin Little and David Hill have agreed to join us for this concert. They both have a long association with the orchestra and we are delighted that they were prepared to find time in their exceptionally busy schedules to support this charity," said Jacoba Gale, BSO Benevolent Fund trustee.

"This will be Tasmin’s penultimate performance with the BSO before her forthcoming retirement from the concert platform, so we are very much looking forward to playing the Bruch violin concerto with her one last time.”

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