Free access to BSO's Season Opening Concert and World Premiere Performance

Published 27th September 2022

Thanks to our partnership with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO), we’re delighted to share a unique opportunity for our customers to witness the world premiere of a newly discovered work at the BSO’s Season Opening concert.


Kirill Karabits

Feodor Akimenko’s Cello Concerto was written 100 years ago and has since remained hidden in a Paris library. Akimenko (1876-1945) was a student of Rimsky-Korsakov and the first composition teacher of Stravinsky, though his own works are largely undiscovered. His Cello Concerto will be performed for the first time to audiences in Poole and Portsmouth as part of the BSO’s ‘Voices from the East’ concert series.

The premiere of this work was originally due to take place in Kharkiv, Ukraine, its composer’s birthplace. Sadly now unable to go ahead, this has been postponed. The performance on the 5th October in Poole will now be the first opportunity for audiences to hear the piece performed for the very first time.

The BSO’s Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, is known for championing lesser-known symphonic works from countries of the former Soviet Union, and spearheads the premiere of Akimenko’s Cello Concerto, with Victor Julien-Laferrière and the BSO. 

This opens an exciting 2022/23 season from the BSO, which also features premieres from composer Anna Korsun and several works by Reinhold Glière, including his Horn Concerto, which will be performed by the BSO’s Artist-in-Residence, the French horn player Felix Klieser, on 11 January 2023.

Free livestream passes

Courtesy of the BSO, we’ve been given 500 free complimentary livestream passes available on a first come first served basis, enabling our customers to witness history in the making in a programme that also features Mahler’s epic 5th Symphony. We’re very grateful to the BSO for sharing this opportunity with us, and are proud to continue our long standing partnership supporting the incredible work they do both on stage and within the community with award-winning programmes and projects.

How to get access

When booking, simply enter your free access code, shown below and press apply. 

Date: Wednesday 5 October 2022

Time: 7.30pm

Free Access Code: Ami0510D1gt

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You can also discover more about the BSO's 2022/23 season here.