Thousands of concert goers will experience the power of live orchestral music this summer with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

From the Meyrick Park Proms in the Park performances to the return of the orchestra’s lively Schools’ Concerts at Lighthouse, Poole there is something for all.The orchestra will bring live music to St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth as the historic venue celebrates the revitalisation of its churchyard, supported by the National Lottery Community Fund and Dorset Wildlife Trust.

Dougie Scarfe, the BSO’s Chief Executive said: “We’re excited to return with a series of BSO Proms in the Park concerts to celebrate summer in Bournemouth this year, and are extraordinarily grateful to our partners at BCP Council, who have helped enable its return, and to Investec, who are generously supporting the Friday night concert.

"We’re also delighted to bring our live music-making to St Peter’s Church.

“With over 10,000 school children already signed up to experience live symphonic music through our ‘Explore the Orchestra’ performances — both in the hall and online — we’re thrilled to encourage their musical journey of discovery this season.

He added: “If you’re a lapsed player there’s never been a better time to return to playing, and we look forward to welcoming ‘Rusties’ to play alongside the professionals this July.”

The Proms the Park features Queen Symphonic Spectacular on Saturday 6 August and Classical Extravaganza the previous night.

Classical Extravaganza features some of the best-loved symphonic music written, from Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Khachaturian’s Adagio from Spartacus, to film favourites like John Williams’ Superman March and music from Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator.

The orchestra’s free Schools’ Concerts are a firm favourite in the BSO year, and have historically provided generations of local children with their first taste of the live symphonic experience.

Although thousands of pupils are already signed up to watch the live event in-person or online, further tickets for the livestream are now available.

The performance will also be available to view for 30 days online.

For full details and dates see