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Past Concerts & Events

Our Concerts


BSO performs 3-4 concerts a year in September, November, March and July. We continue to explore new repertoire and create exhilarating performances. Our concerts, collaborations with local arts organizations, outreach project with schools and come & play string days are all part of the orchestra's mission - education in and appreciation of orchestral music.

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This concert, at Rossall School was part of Lancashire Music Society's Concert Series.

Martin Roscoe (piano) playing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Premiere of Nigel Clarke's Sir Hiram Maxim's Captive Flying Machine

Shostacovich Symphony No 5

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Our Prom Concert was re-programmed as a tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth

We were invited by the Duchy of Lancaster to perform at Lancaster Castle. We are the first symphony orchestra to have played there in its 800 year history!

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- Beach Gaelic Symphony
- Rossini William Tell
- Vaughan Williams Folk Song Suite
- Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances
- Jacob Old Wine in New Bottles

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A family friendly concert featuring msic from film and television. Included music from Space Odyssey 2001, Downtown Abbey, Doctor Who, The King and I, Indiana Jones and Star Wards. Not forgetting adverts for Hovis and Stella Artois!

Soloist Andy Reynish


This concert was supported by Lancashire County Council.

Our annual Come and Play String Day featured coaching from violinist, Alexandra Stemp and Cellist, Amanda Turner. 

We welcome regular members and string players from further afield.

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We presented Helen Harrison a golden baton at the Prom for the 10th anniversary of her being our MD and Conductor.

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Video Polovtsian Dances

Video Brindisi

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The Last Night of the Proms featured a new commission, Cityscapes by Edward Rugman, our Composer in Residence. We were also please to be working with a new musical partner, Poulton People's Choir, who joined us to lead the singing in the second half.

Claire Shipway


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As part of our outreach work children were able to come and meet the soloist, clarinetist, Claire Shipway and ask her questions.


Jane Irwin


James Nash


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The March 2017 concert was originally programmed as a Choral Concert with AKS Lytham (Mozart Requim in D minor, Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla and Britten Matinees Musicals Op. 24.


This concert had to be re-programmed due to circumstances beyond our control.

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Outreach work included a visit to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School where pupils who are learning woodwind instruments sat amongst our players for part of the rehearsal and then had the opportunity to conduct us!


At our summer concert the children also had the chance to meet the soloist, James Nash.

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Tom Goff

(Guest Conductor)

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Chris Hodder


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A Russian Afternoon

Sunday 24 November 2013 at 2.30pm

Blackpool 6th Form College

Blackpool Old Rd, FY3 7LR

     Shostakovich                Festive Overture

     Khachaturian                Adagio from Spartacus

     Arutunian                      Trumpet Concert

           Soloist: Hannah Mackenzie

     Tchaikovsky                  Symphony No 5

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String Workshop for Cardinal Allen Pupils

May 2014

... an invaluable opportuity to play alongside experienced players.


Families enjoyed an informal concert of

Popcorn Pizza

Glenorchy Grizzle

Russian Rumpus

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Polovtsian Dances from A Night at the Opera
with Preston Opera November 2017

Last Night at the Proms September 2019

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