Polish conductor Marta Gardolińska makes her main season debut with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, stepping in at the last minute for Ben Gernon who is indisposed due to ill health. Marta was announced as the Orchestra’s Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association earlier this year.
On Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 October Marta steps in to conduct Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture, Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2 and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with soloist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky in Poole and Portsmouth.
These last minute concerts are in addition to the concert on Sunday 21 October when Marta will conduct a programme of Grieg, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Bizet and Ravel with soloist Annelien van Wauwe presented by John Brunning at the Bournemouth Pavilion. Marta has eight other performances with the Orchestra scheduled this season across the UK, performing in Poole, Portsmouth, Exeter, Bodmin, Sidmouth, Bristol and Bournemouth.
Dougie Scarfe, BSO Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted that Marta will conduct our concerts in Poole and Portsmouth this week and I am extremely grateful to her for stepping in at such short notice. Marta is a real talent who has built a strong relationship with the Orchestra in a short time since she won the competition to be our Leverhulme Young Conductor in Association. With a brilliant romantic programme and the outstanding Nikita Boriso-Glebsky as soloist, I know Marta and the BSO will give us two thrilling nights of music making.“