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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Cancelled due to COVID


Video Polovtsian Dances

Video Brindisi

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


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


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.

Trifold 2016 2017




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.


Tom Goff

(Guest Conductor)


Chris Hodder



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

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

March 2014 flyer Donh Giovanni in an hou
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An Evening of German Classics

Sunday 23 June 2013 at 7.30pm

Blackpool 6th Form College

Blackpool Old Rd, FY3 7LR

   Mendelssohn      Hebrides Overture 'Fingal's Cave'

   Bruch                   Violin Concerto No 1 in G Min

            Soloist: Thomas Rowan-Young

   Beethoven           Symphony No 5

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

Last Night at the Proms September 2019



Thursdays 7:15pm-9:30pm


Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School

Common Edge Road,

Blackpool, FY4 5DF

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