The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is an English orchestra. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well The orchestra was originally based in Bournemouth, but has now moved its office to the adjacent town of Poole. Bournemouth ( is a large coastal resort town in the Borough of Bournemouth in Dorset, England. Poole ( is a large coastal town and seaport in Dorset on the south coast of England The Winter Gardens hall,the orchestra's former Bournemouth base,was demolished in May 2006. In Poole, the orchestra performs at the the Lighthouse Centre for Performing Arts (formerly Poole Arts Centre), where the concert hall has 1596 seats.
The Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra was founded in 1893 by Sir Dan Godfrey as a small group of wind players. A wind instrument is a Musical instrument that contains some type of Resonator (usually a tube in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing The band quickly expanded to become a full orchestra, gaining a reputation for championing contemporary British music. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Elgar and Holst (among others) conducted the orchestra in their own works. The Bournemouth Municipal Choir, founded by Godfrey in 1911,sang regularly with the orchestra.
The orchestra changed to its present name in 1954,and developed its present role of giving concerts at more venues in the south west of England. The choir was re-named The Bournemouth Symphony Chorus in 1979, when it entered into a closer relationship with the orchestra.
In addition to its roster of principal conductors, other conductors affiliated with the orchestra have included George Hurst, who served as de facto principal conductor from 1969 to 1972, between the tenures of Constantin Silvestri and Paavo Berglund, without having been formally appointed to the post. George Hurst (born 20 May 1926, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a British conductor Constantin Silvestri ( May 13, 1913 &ndash February 23, 1969) was a Romanian conductor and composer Paavo Berglund (born in Helsinki on April 14, 1929) is a Finnish conductor. Simon Rattle was "conductor in residence" from 1974 to 1976 in one of his earliest orchestra affiliations. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Sir Simon Denis Rattle, CBE, FRSA, (born January
In more recent years, Kees Bakels has served as the orchestra's chief guest conductor (1990-2000) and Richard Hickox as principal guest conductor (1992-1995). Kees Bakels (born 14 January 1945 Amsterdam) is a Dutch conductor. Richard Sidney Hickox CBE (born March 5 1948) is an English conductor of choral, Orchestral and Operatic Marin Alsop was appointed principal conductor from September 2002. Marin Alsop (born October 16 1956) is an American conductor and the current music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra She steps down from this post in 2008.  In November 2007, the orchestra announced the appointment of the Ukranian conductor Kirill Karabits as their next principal conductor. Kirill Karabits (born December 1976 Kiev) is a Ukraninian conductor  Karabits is scheduled to serve as the orchestra's Principal Conductor-Designate for the 2008-2009 season, and to become Principal Conductor from the 2009-2010 season. 
In 1968, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta was founded. The Bournemouth Sinfonietta was a chamber orchestra founded in 1968 as an off-shoot of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Despite considerable artistic acclaim as a small orchestra, funding difficulties led to its sudden closure in November 1999.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra currently gives around 150 concerts a year. Many highly acclaimed recordings include Deryck Cooke's completion of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 10, conducted by Simon Rattle, Elgar's "In The South" with Silvestri, Tchaikovsky's 2nd piano concerto with Rudolf Barshai and Peter Donohoe, and more recently Elgar's 3rd Symphony with Paul Daniel, and Bernstein's Chichester Psalms with Marin Alsop. Deryck Cooke ( September 14, 1919 - October 27, 1976) was a British musicologist who was born in Leicester. The Symphony No 10 by Gustav Mahler was written in 1910 and was his final composition WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Sir Simon Denis Rattle, CBE, FRSA, (born January Peter Donohoe (born 18 June, 1953) is an English Pianist. Born in Manchester, he studied with Derek Wyndham at the This is about the conductor For the stage magician see Paul Daniels. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes Marin Alsop (born October 16 1956) is an American conductor and the current music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra performs regularly in the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and in the other great halls of the world, such as the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Musikverein, Vienna.
See Grammy awards in Wikipedia: "Grammy Awards of 1997: Andrew Litton (conductor), Neville Creed, David Hill (chorus masters) & the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for Walton: Belshazzar's Feast"