Askonas Holt is delighted to represent the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, a cultural beacon for the South and South West of England.
The BSO remains at the forefront of the UK orchestral scene since its foundation in 1893. It serves communities across the South and South West and extends its influence across the whole of the UK and internationally with regular festival appearances, an extensive catalogue of recordings and live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Taking its lead from founder Sir Dan Godfrey, the BSO is one of the UK’s most dynamic and innovative symphony orchestras. He established a world class ensemble and during his tenure not only did the Orchestra work with such illustrious figures as Bartók, Sibelius, Holst, Stravinsky, Elgar and Vaughan Williams, Bournemouth was also the first orchestra to have performed all the Tchaikovsky symphonies in the UK and gave more premières than any other orchestra at the time. More recently composers who have worked with the BSO include Sir Michael Tippett, Sir John Tavener, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Rodion Shchedrin, David Matthews and Mark Anthony Turnage. The BSO has a continuing relationship with Stephen McNeff and James MacMillan. Kirill Karabits is the BSO’s Chief Conductor – a role which will see him lead the Orchestra to its 125th Anniversary in 2018 and beyond. He continues the fine pedigree of esteemed past Principal Conductors including Sir Charles Groves, Constantin Silvestri, Rudolf Schwarz, Paavo Berglund, Andrew Litton, Yakov Kreizberg and Marin Alsop.
Each year the BSO performs upwards of 140 public performances in its home region of over 10,000 square miles along with regularl appearinces at venues in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, and the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The BSO has toured worldwide, having played at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, New York; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Vienna; Rudolfinum, Prague; and Philharmonie, Berlin. Recent visits have also included performances in Hong Kong, Hamburg, Bremen and Wilhelmshaven.