Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s two Portsmouth concerts in seven days

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is performing twice in the city in January.
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is performing twice in the city in January.
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Members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will be in Portsmouth for two concerts in seven days in January.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra is performing twice in the city in January.

On Friday the 17th (7.30pm), Anna Pyne (flute), Edward Kay (oboe) and Kevin Banks (clarinet) will perform in the Portsmouth Chamber Music series which the BSO co-promotes with the University of Portsmouth.

The woodwind trio will be joined by Maxime Tortelier, the BSO’s young conductor in association but playing the Steinway piano in the central library’s Third Floor Arts Centre.

The programme puts dance music to the fore, ranging from Debussy and Fauré to the jazzy, carnival-like trios of Shostakovich and Madeleine Dring.

The full orchestra will be at the Guildhall on Thursday, January 23 (7.30pm), with Pablo Gonzalez conducting music from his native Spain – including the most popular of all works for guitar and orchestra, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. Soloist will be Xuefei Yang, the first guitarist from China to have an international career.

The programme ends with Tchaikovsky’s final and most passionate symphony, the Pathetique.

In 2014, the BSO will have seasons in Poole, Exeter, Portsmouth and Bristol.

Portsmouth Chamber Music tickets: £15 from (023) 9284 3023; Guildhall: £15 to £25 from (023) 9282 4355, both also online from bsolive.com. Concessions available for both.