One of the UK’s best-loved orchestras, is a professional ensemble known for igniting change both on and off the stage. In 2020, the Orchestra temporarily adapted the way it shared its live music making, from touring ensemble to digital broadcaster, announcing an inaugural series of 12 livestreamed symphonic concerts. With residencies in Bournemouth, Bristol, Exeter, Poole and Portsmouth, the BSO is the largest cultural provider in the South West of England serving one of the biggest and most diverse regions. Its first livestreamed series sold over 16,000 digital tickets to households globally, reaching more than concert hall capacity for each of its performances.
A host of leading classical music presenters front the BSO’s performances, including BBC Radio 3’s Sarah Walker and Martin Handley, Classic FM’s Catherine Bott, producer Nigel Gayler, and musician Ayanna Witter-Johnson.