Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
- Bournemouth Symphony
Hear a performance from the acclaimed BSO at the Lighthouse Centre in Poole.
- Explore Bournemouth
Explore this seaside town, known for its beautiful parks, seafront and chines.
- Queens Hotel
Your hotel is situated in the heart of Bournemouth’s East Cliff.
- No fly
- Half board
- Short breaks
Enjoy a classical music concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, plus talks, recitals and excursions…
On this special music holiday, look forward to a concert performance from the acclaimed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Poole’s Lighthouse Centre, with works that may range from Mozart to Elgar, dependent upon which departure date you choose. But the music does not stop there. You can also enjoy an in-house recital at your hotel from the Myriad Quartet, an evening of musical entertainment from your music host, and two informative talks to enhance your concert visit. You’ll also have some time to get out and about in popular Bournemouth.
- Expert Host
- Saga Host
- Included themed activities
- Expert Host Talks
- Hosted welcome drinks reception
- Meet and greet with expert host
- Free hotel Wi-Fi
- Hotel porterage
- Cancellation rights
Plus, this hotel features:
- All breakfasts and dinner
Your included excursions:
- Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert at Poole Lighthouse
- Performance by the Myriad Quartet
- An evening performance from your host
- Excursion to Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Meyrick Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DL
The well placed, privately-owned Queens Hotel combines a quiet location with a friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities. These include a restaurant, with many dishes created from local produce. There are nine steps and a ramp to the hotel entrance, and the leisure centre is located on the lower ground floor, which is not accessible by lift.
All 109 bedrooms are simple yet traditionally styled.
Tea coffee making facilities
Food and Drink
Look forward to dining in the hotel's restaurant, Alexanders, where you can enjoy a choice of dishes. You can also take time to relax in the hotel's Garden Lounge.
Wi-Fi (extra charge)
The hotel is ideally situated in a quiet part of the elegant East Cliff area. It’s just 500 yards from the unique Russell-Cotes museum, and a short walk from the town centre, cliffs and beach, making it a good location for exploring the popular seaside town of Bournemouth.
Bournemouth has been popular as a seaside holiday resort for some two centuries and has a host of attractions and facilities. Look out for the many fine Victorian and Edwardian buildings of the town, including Langtry Manor House, built by Edward VII, then Prince of Wales, for his mistress Lillie Langtry. The town is renowned for its 2,000 acres of parks and gardens, the Central, Upper and Lower gardens some of its most famous. For art lovers, the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery includes an impressive collection of paintings and a well-known Japanese collection. Then of course there’s the pier, rebuilt in the 1970s, and entertainment venues including Bournemouth International Centre and the Bournemouth Pavilion. A little further afield lie the towns of Boscombe and Christchurch, the latter home to an attractive quay and an 11th-century Priory church, plus the famous UNESCO-listed Jurassic Coast.
Peter Grevatt BA, AKC
After studying at King's College London, baritone Peter Grevatt studied voice with Jean Austin Dodson and Derek Hammond-Stroud of the Royal Academy of Music and went on to train with Michael Maurel. Peter has sung with Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence and toured with the British Youth Opera, his professional solo debut as the title character in Mozart's Marriage of Figaro with the London Opera Players.
To date, he has some 80 operatic roles and 60 oratorios to his credit. His talent, experience and exuberance are sure to add an extra dimension to your musical holiday.
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum
Given by Merton Russell-Cotes to his wife in 1901, this handsome Victorian building was to be filled with objects from the couple’s visits to destinations around the globe as well as fine examples of British Art. There are four galleries in total with works and artefacts on display ranging from paintings and drawings to sculpture, ceramics and more. Explore the collections in this fine museum, displayed within the elegant Victorian interior.
Included on 4 nights itinerary
Your music programme
Choose from the following Monday arrival dates – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra performances are on the Wednesday following your arrival.
March 2, 2020
‘Glorious Handel – Handel and Vivaldi’
Handel – Zadok the Priest; Dixit Dominus.
Vivaldi – Spring and Summer from Four Seasons; Gloria.
March 30, 2020
Beethoven – Egmont Overture; Symphony No. 4; Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’.
Soloist: Sunwook Kim.
April 20, 2020
Ensecu – Symphony No.1.
Debussy – Images.
May 11, 2020
‘Holst’s Planets: Elgar & Holst’
Holst – The Planets.
Elgar – Cello Concerto.
Soloist: Steven Isserlis.
Your host joining you will be Peter Grevatt.
Further information can be found at www.bsolive.com