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Famous Fifths


Saturday 3rd February 2024, 7.30pm.

Parkstone Grammar School, Poole, BH17 7EP

Ludwig Van Beethoven | Symphony No. 5

Jean Sibelius | Symphony No. 5

Conductor: Cayenna Ponchione

Christmas Concert: A Very Magna Christmas

Saturday 16th December 2023, 3.00pm.

All Saints Church, Southbourne, BH6 5EH


A family- friendly celebration featuring seasonal music and carols:

Christmas Overture - Coleridge-Taylor

Nutcracker (March, Trepak) - Tchaikovsky

Christmas Concerto (first two movements and Pastorale) - Corelli

Polonaise from Christmas Eve Suite - arr. Krogstad

Sleigh Ride - Anderson

Hansel and Gretel Overture - Humperdinck

Christmas Waltz - Tchaikovsky

Christmas at the Movies - arr. Krogstad

Christmas Carol Singalong - arr. Goeller

Conductor: Kevin Smith

Symphonic Spirituals

Saturday 14 October 2023

7:30pm All Saints Church, Southbourne,

Bournemouth, BH6 5EH

Antonin Dvořák American Suite

Antonin Dvořák Slavonic Dances

Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in E minor

Conducted by Ondřej Soukup


Saturday 24th June 2023 19:30

All Saints Church | Castlemain Avenue | Bournemouth | BH6 5EH 

Magna Sinfonia presents 'Music from Stage and Screen'


Bernstein West Side Story Symphonic Dances

Copland Rodeo Suite

Williams Star Wars Suite

Conductor: Pete Harrison 

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Saturday 25th February 2023 19:30

Lighthouse Poole  |  21 Kingland Road  |  BH15 1UG 

Magna Sinfonia perform alongside students from schools in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area to form the huge forces required for this epic programme. 

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition

Orff Carmina Burana

Conductor: Maxime Tortelier

Isabelle Atkinson Soprano, Morgen Michel Tenor, Yuki Okuyama Baritone

In partnership with SoundStorm Music Education Agency. 

Saturday 17th December 2022, 3pm


All Saint Church, Castlemain Avenue, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 5EH


A family friendly celebration featuring seasonal music and carols.

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Saturday 15th October 2022 7.30 pm


All Saint Church, Castlemain Avenue, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 5EH


Dukas Fanfare form La Peri

Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No.1

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Conductor: Natalia Luis-Bassa

Soloist: Hannah McFarlane (Cello)

Saturday 2nd July 2022, 7:30pm

Parkstone Grammar School  |  Sopers Lane  |  Poole | BH17 7EP

Nielsen Helios Overture

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Nielsen Symphony No. 2 (The Four Temperaments)

Conductor: Peter Stark

Soloist: Abel Puustinen (Violin)

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Saturday 12th February 2022, 7:30pm

Parkstone Grammar School  |  Sopers Lane  |  Poole | BH17 7EP

Jubilee Concert: Commemorating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Handel (arr. Harty) Music for the Royal Fireworks

Vaughan-Williams Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Walton Crown Imperial

Maccunn The Land of the Mountain and the Flood

Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

Elgar (arr. Payne) Pomp and Circumstance March No. 6

Conductor: Jason Thornton

Soloist: George White - Violist

Saturday 8th February 2020, 7.30pm

Christchurch Priory  |  Quay Road  |  Christchurch | BH23 1BU


Beethoven 250


Beethoven Coriolan Overture

Beethoven Choral Fantasy

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Conductor: Jason Thornton

Soloists: Piano - Duncan Honeybourne, Soprano - Miku Yasukaw, Alto - Grace Lovelass,

Tenor - Andrew Woodmansey, Bass - Konrad Jaromin

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Saturday 19th October 2019, 6pm

Bournemouth School for Girls | Castle Lane Close | Bournemouth | BH8 9UJ

Dvorak Othello Overture

Walton Henry V Suite

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet Suite

Conductor: Susanna Riddell

Saturday 8th June 2019, 7pm

Parkstone Grammar School | Sopers Lane | Poole

Rodgers & Hammerstein on the Silver Screen

Featuring music from some of their greatest films, including The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific and more! 

Conductor: Pete Harrison

Soloists: Emma Torrens and Julian Smith

In Association with Poole's acclaimed Cantabilé Choir

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Sunday 10th February 2019, 5pm

Parkstone Grammar School  |  Sopers Lane  |  Poole | BH17 7EP

Walton Crown Imperial

Vaughan-Williams Oboe Concerto

Holst A Somerset Rhapsody

Elgar Enigma Variations

Conductor: Kevin Field

Soloist: Polly Bartlett - Oboist

Saturday 20th October 2018, 7pm

Parkstone Grammar School  |  Sopers Lane  |  Poole | BH17 7EP

Borodin Polovtsian Dances

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2

Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia

Staravinsky Firebird Suite (1945 edition)

Conductor: Kevin Smith

Soloist: Helen Nicholas - Pianist

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Saturday 16th June 2018, 7pm

Parkstone Grammar School  |  Sopers Lane  |  Poole

Sibelius Finlandia

Grieg Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 & 2

Coates London Suite

Gershwin An American in Paris

Conductor: Cayenna Ponchione

Leader: Bärbel Glaser

Saturday 10th February 2018, 7pm

St Nicholas Church  |  Wareham Road  |  Corfe Mullen

Schubert Rosamunde Overture

Mozart Sinfonia Concertante
Soloists: Helena Bartlett,
Violin, Nathalie Green-Buckley, Viola

Schumann Symphony No. 4

Conductor: Susanna Riddell

Leader: Bärbel Glaser

Saturday 14th October 2017, 5pm

St Peter's, Parkstone  |  Poole

Debussy Printemps

Ibert Flute Concerto (soloist: Hannah Scott)

Franck Symphony in Dm

Conductor: Frank Zielhorst

Leader: Bärbel Glaser

Sunday 25th June 2017, 5pm

Parkstone Grammar School   |  Poole

Beethoven Piano concerto No. 5 - "The Emperor"

Rachmaninov Symphony No. 2

Conductor: Victor Aviat (BSO Assistant Conductor)

Soloist: Samantha Carrasco

Leader: Bärbel Glaser

Saturday 4th February 2017, 7.00pm

St Peter's Church  |  Bournemouth

Samuel On This Precious Earth (a Dorset premier)

Copland Appalachian Spring

Sibelius Symphony No. 1

Conductor: Cayenna Ponchione

Leader: Bärbel Glaser

Saturday 10th December 2016, 7.30pm

St Aldhelm's Church | Branksome | Poole

A programme of light Christmas music including Nutcracker Suite, Troika, A Christmas Overture and more!

A concert also featuring Salvacosta (a local vocal harmony group and finalists of BBC choir of the year) and Dyanmix minis (their children's choir).

Kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip & Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme.

Saturday 22nd October 2016, 7.00pm

St Peter's Church | Ashley Cross | Poole

Sibelius Lemminkainen's Return

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor (Soloist: Michael Foyle)

Dhondy Bleary Jaunt at Dawn

Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

Conductor: Tom Seligman

Soloist: Michael Foyle

Leader: Stefan Defilet

Beethoven excerpts - Magna Sinfonia
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Saturday 18 June 2016, 7.00pm

St Nicholas C of E Church | Wareham Road | Corfe Mullen    


Prokofiev "Classical Symphony" Symphony No. 1
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances for string orchestra
Jacobs Old Wine in New Bottles
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Conductor: Frank Zielhorst

Leader: Bärbel Glaser

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