Free Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert to kick off new Imax performance space (From Thisisdorset)
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Free Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert to kick off new Imax performance space
10:59am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Latest
The BSO will put on two free concerts at 4pm and 8pm on June 29 to celebrate the opening of the new public space at Pier Approach.
Tickets will be allocated by a ballot and preference will be given to those living in the BH postcode.
Bournemouth council leader John Beesley said: “Our residents have been telling us for years that they hate the building and would like to see the sea views restored. I am therefore delighted that we have been able to fulfil these wishes and that the world-class Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating this historic occasion with a free concert for the public to enjoy.”
Tickets to each performance are limited to four per household. You can enter the free ballot by visiting www.bsolive.com or by calling 01202 669925 from 10am on Monday April 15.
Dougie Scarfe, Chief Executive of the BSO said: “In its 120th anniversary year, the BSO is thrilled to be returning to appear in the very spot where it all started in 1893 – on Bournemouth seafront.
"This is a great moment for the town and its thriving cultural offer, and the Orchestra is delighted to be at the centre of the festivities.”
The free concerts will kick-start the beginning of a programme of free summer entertainment and events during July and August on the site. More details will be announced in May.
See the progress being made on the IMAX demolition in our gallery at bournemouthecho.co.uk/imax