Portsmouth Music Scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene

Classical Music


It was never intended to delve into local classical performances, but here is a list of some that were performed at the Portsmouth Guildhall

1931 May 1st Special Orchestral Night
1934 25 November THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH ORCHESTRA Conductor, Lieut. F. VIVIAN DUNN
1959 June 8th Guildhall is re-opened by the Queen after the rebuild with a sell-out Inaugural concert with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor Sir Arthur Bliss and George Thalben-Ball at the organ.
1959 June 10th The BBC Symphony Orchestra play at the Guildhall.
1959 June 10th The BBC Symphony Orchestra
1959 June 22nd The London Symphony Orchestra
1959 October 11th The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1959 October 28th The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1959 December 2nd The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1959 December 27th Vic Oliver conducts the British Concert Orchestra
1960 8th November Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra.
1961 24 March FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT BBC Concert Orchestra
1962 7 November BBC SYMPHONY CONCERT
1964 3 April FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1964 14 October BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
1964 21 August BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1964 24 November Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA
1964 8 December INTERNATIONAL CONCERT HALL John Ogdon playing BRAHMS'S Piano Concerto No. 1, in D minor with the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
1965 21 July MIDDAY CONCERT Given before an Invited audience in the Guildhall, Portsmouth, and broadcast on December 30 Hall& Orchestra
1965 6 August FRIDAY NIGHT IS SEASIDE NIGHT Musical Entertainment for a Summer Evening by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1965 Towards Christmas, the Guildhall offered the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Max Jaffa Trio appeared at the Guildhall
1965 June, Guildhall had the BBC Concert Orchestra in a Light Programme radio broadcast of Friday Night is Seaside Night.
1967 10th January Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Silvestri, Sylvie Mercier
1968 January 10th .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
1968 February 17th .. .. Northern Sinfonia Orchestra Conductor: Rudolph Schwarz.
1968 18 February HAYDN IN LONDON Colin Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra
1968 22 March FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT SIDNEY TORCH conducts the BBC Concert ORCHESTRA
1968 April 3rd .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
1968 April 22nd .. .. Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra-Conductor: John Pritchard.
1968 October 9th .. .. Northern Sinfonia Orchestra.
1968 November 6th .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
1968 December 4th .. .. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
1969 21st February Royal Marines Symphony Orchestra.
1969 26th February Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
1969 18 July FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT SIDNEY TORCH conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1969 13 November BBC Training Orchestra
1969 6th Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
1970 13th Gala Cocert BBC Training Orchestra
1970 8 May Friday Night is Music Night Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1970 6 November Friday Night is Music Night Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1971 19 March Friday Night is Music Night BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1971 29 October Friday Night is Music Night Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1972 17 March Friday Night is Music Night Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1972 7 July Friday Night is Music Night Sidney Torch conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1972 18 October Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra George Hurst Iona Brown
1972 18 October Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra George Hurst Iona Brown
1972 3 November Friday Night is Music Night BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1972 19 December Lunchtime recital Brian Burdett cello, Peter Craddock piano
1972 December 22 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1973 Januay 17th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1973 January 30th Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
1973 February 21st Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1973 February 23rd Bournemouth Synfonietta
1973 March 8th The Halle Orchestra
1973 March 28th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1973 October 3rd Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1973 October 13th Jean Graystion, Orchestra of HM Royal Marines, Milton Glee Club
1973 2 November Friday Night is Music Night BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1973 November 6th Prague Symphony Orchestra
1973 November 14th BBC Symphony Orchestra
1973 14 November STUIKA MILANOVA (violin) BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
1973 November 21st Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1974 27 April ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
1974 3 May Friday Night is Music Night BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1974 24 May Concert Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
1974 13 December Friday Night is Music Night BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
1976 December 11th/12th Carols and Festive Music, Orchestra of HM Royal Marines(Naval Home Command), Rostal & Schaefer
1977 15 April Friday Night is Music Night BBC Concert Orchestra
1977 June 29th Merrie England Milton Glee Club, Orchestra of the Royal Marines
1979 20 April BBC Symphony Orchestra Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
1982 26 March BBC Symphony Orchestra
1984 8 November Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1986 9 November Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
1987 15 January Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1987 19 February Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1988 26 February Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1989 26 January Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1996 4 October Friday Night Is Music Night BBC Concert Orchestra,
1996 December 9th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1997 January 17th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1997 February 21st Bournemouth Symphone Orchestra
1997 April 11th Philharmonia Orchestra
1997 May 8th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1997 October 30th Orchestra of St John's Smith Square
1997 November 14thh Bournemouth Synphony Orchestra
1997 November 28th Bournemouth Synphony Orchestra
1999 November 5th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1999 November 19th Philharmionia Orchestra
1999 November 25th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1999 December 9th Symphony Orchestra
2001 13 December Performance on 3 Frederick Kempf (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales,
2005 7 February Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
14 April 2016 BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - IMPERIAL CONCERTO
28 April 2016 BOURNEMOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - VIOLIN ALCHEMY
2017 March 9th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 7:00pm
2017 March 9th Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra 7:00pm
October 5th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
October 27th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
November 10th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
November 24th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
December 8th 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
December 22, 2017 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Last Night of the Christmas Proms
December 22, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: The Snowman & Paddington Bearís First Concert
February 16, 2018 Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Heroes & Monsters


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