Note all events and programmes may be subject to change
A matinee celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood
Conductor Ben Crick
Leader Anita Naughton
Soprano Juliet Montgomery
Tenor Andrew Brown
Korngold King's Row Overture
Korngold Glück, das mir verblieb
Kern Selections from Showboat
Bernstein Selections from West Side Story
Hupfield (arr Crick) As Time Goes By
Gershwin Someone to watch over me
Rodgers Salute to Richard Rodgers
Tomlinson Dance Tribute to Irving Berlin
Gershwin An American in Paris
Gershwin I Got Rhythm
A Golden Age
27 January 2024 3:00pm
Future BSO season dates
Note all dates may be subject to change
Bolton Symphony Orchestra was first formed by Nigel M Taylor who conducted its inaugural performance in 1988, as part of the 150th Anniversary celebrations of Local Government in Bolton. The Orchestra was re-formed in 1993 under the musical direction of Paul Payton. The Orchestra has established a reputation as one of the leading non-professional ensembles in the North due to the high standard of performances and innovative programme.
BSO contributes significantly to the cultural life of Bolton and also the North West. Recent performances have included Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Mahler's 8th Symphony, Bruckner's 8th, and a complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies. We have performed with many leading international soloists including the violinist Leland Chen and pianist Peter Donohoe.
The Orchestra has recorded two CDs, the most recent being a performance of Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss, the other being "A Celebration" that demonstrates the versatility of the Orchestra and includes a BSO-commissioned composition by local composer Ivor Hodgson.
Our membership incorporates the very best of amateur, semi-professional and professional musicians who are drawn from throughout the North of England. The Orchestra is totally self-financed, funded by a mixture of subscriptions, sponsorship, box office and our Friends Association. We are always interested in hearing from people who would like to play in, hire or help the orchestra in some way.
The Orchestra is very grateful for the support of its Friends Association. The Friends offer practical and financial support and, in return, they receive a range of benefits including priority booking and access to rehearsals and social events.
The Friends Association has provided financial support for the Orchestra in many ways, including sponsoring soloists, contributing towards the CD recording and supporting the purchase of our timpani. The Friends are pleased and proud to support such a fine orchestra and contribute in these ways to its continuing success.
Members of the Orchestra have developed close ties with the Friends, and we welcome them to come along to see how the Orchestra works. We regularly put on private performances for them, and these are always convivial events greatly enjoyed by both Friends and performers alike.
The annual Friends subscription is £15, and we very much welcome new members!
For further information, please use the online contact form or enquire in person at the 'Friends' table at any concert.
Send us a note and we will respond as soon as we are able.