There is nothing quite like a wow finish. Except perhaps two wow finishes.

Fresh from their Proms triumph at the Albert Hall with chief conductor Kirill Karabits, the Bournemouth Symphony brought the curtain down an another extraordinary few months with a rip-roaring blockbuster of an extravaganza at Lighthouse Poole.

To use the proper technical term, the players under the baton of Stephen Bell, blew the audience away with an absolute barnstormer of a performance.

Everything was thrown into the mix along with the kitchen sink and the dazzling light show.

High drama and passion, patriotic fervour, emotion, poignancy, joy, triumph and a little bit of devilry.

You could make the case that it’s hard to go wrong with the biggest of the big crowd pleasers like Sibelius' thunderbolt Finlandia, Night on a Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances and Tchaikovsky's1812.

But it’s all in the delivery and the bigger the piece, the bigger the expectation and as ever, the musicians and conductor rose to the occasion with energy levels completely off the scale. I lost count of the number of spine-tingling jolts through the evening, for me eleven in Finlandia alone.

The conviviality of the evening was enhanced by the presenter, Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall, a mine of information, including the fact that Sibelius himself conducted the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra in 1921, almost to the week.

The programme opened and closed with two of John Williams' greatest pieces, a rousing start with Stars Wars and the uplifting ET to end.

Bang in the middle of the barnstorming came a total change of mood and pace for five minutes as leader Amyn Merchant and his weeping violin gave a heart-rending perforance of Williams' most brilliant work, Schindler's List.

There must have been more than a few who shed a tear.

There was the spooky and slightly sinister Danse Macabre, Handel's joyful Royal Fireworks and more, before the cannon fire and church bells of the 1812.

It almost felt like a rock performance in places, especially as someone obviously turned up the volume dial a few notches.

As Anne-Marie Minhall told the audiences at home and in the hall, what everyone at the BSO has achieved during the past, difficult 18 months has been wondrous.

Classical Extravaganza encapsulated that completely.