BSO joins D-Day anniversary events

BOURNEMOUTH Symphony Orch­estra joins the commemorations of the anniversary of the D-Day landings with a concert in Portsmouth on Friday 7th June.

It marks 75 years since the D-Day landings, when more than 156,000 Allied troops departed from the Hampshire and Dorset coasts to invade Nazi-occupied Europe.

The orchestra is collaborating with leading young British composer James Olsen for an intergenerational project, D-Day 75: A Musical Documentary, which will bring together World War II veterans, school children and amateur and professional musicians. Different generations will collaborate on a new piece of music, which will have its first performance at Southsea Common on Friday 7th June.