Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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About Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1893 by Sir Dan Godfrey, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra became a world-class and world-traveled orchestra, performing in New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Vienna. In addition to its well-stamped passport, the Orchestra had the rare pleasure of working with such names as Elgar, Holst, and Stravinsky. They did spin off a smaller group, the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, in 1968, but that group folded in 1999. Signed to a long-term deal with the Naxos label, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra has released more than 300 CDs, and has been nominated for a handful of Grammy Awards. For the 2008-2009 season, the conductor's baton was passed from Marin Alsop to Ukrainian Kirill Karabits. ~ Chris True

Bournemouth, Dorset, England