Photo by Dominic Duncombe April 2009

 Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra Events
(formerly Bahamas Concert Orchestra)

     
 

2014:  (conductor: Douglas Turnquest)

 

15-16 March 2014:
The BNSO will be performing 2 concerts in Abaco (See Flyer for details) - Press Review and

 

8 March 2014:
The BNSO and The Rotary Club of East Nassau are pleased to present Classical Melodies and Contemporary Favourites under the stars at John Watling�s Distillery on Saturday, 8 March, at 7:00 PM for 7:30 PM -  Press Release - (Read more about BNSO's Annual Music Scholarship)

 

2013:  (conductor: Douglas Turnquest)

 

13 December 2013:

Christmas concert in Pompey Square for the opening night of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

 

6 December 2013:

Performance at Pictet Speed Week Gala Party at Watling's Distillery.
 

29 June 2012:

Annual Gala Concert at the College of the Bahamas Performing Arts Centre in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Independence of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

 

2012:  (conductor: Douglas Turnquest)

 

12 December 2012:

Performance by the BNSO in the Starlight Global Foundation�s concert at the One and Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island.

 

20 October 2012:

A Night of Inspiration at the International Cultural Festival at 7:00 pm -  Press Review

 

2011:  (conductor: Douglas Turnquest)

 

8 July 2011:

Gala Concert at 8:00 pm at COB for 38th Anniversary of Independence at the Governor General's request- Press Review

 

20 June t0 July 1st 2011:
Summer Workshop for all instruments - See Syllabus and Registration Form - Read about last year's Press Review

 

14 May 2011:

Annual Gala Concert at 8:00 pm at The College of The Bahamas Performing Art Centre - Flyer - Press Review

 

12 January 2011:
BNSO members will perform at the opening of the Seventh Day Adventist conference at Grants Town Church at 7:00pm

 

2010:  (conductor: Douglas Turnquest)

 

12 December 2010:

BNSO Members will perform at the Christmas Concert at Ebenezer at 7:00pm Announcement

 

11 December 2010:

BNSO Members will perform at The Adventist Men's Chorale Christmas Concert at Ebenezer at St. Andrew�s (The Kirk) at 7:00pm - Announcement

 

4-5 December 2010:

BNSO Members will perform at the Christmastide concerts at St. Andrew�s (The Kirk) under the patronage of the Governor General, the Honorable Sir Arthur Foulkes - Announcement

 

28 November 2010:
BNSO Members will perform at St. Andrew�s Presbyterian Kirk 200th Anniversary Service at 10:00am (Photo)

 

25 October 2010:
The Cable Bahamas Cares Foundation Makes Donation to The BNSO... Press Review

 

14 September 2010:
Season rehearsals start on Tuesday, 14th September at 7:30pm promptly.

 

21 June to 2 July 2010:

Suzuki Summer String Camp from June 21 to July 2 at the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk Hall - Press Review

 

15 May 2010:

Annual Gala Concert at 8:00 pm at The College of The Bahamas Performing Art Centre - Additional Information

 

March 19-21, 2010:

Seven BNSO apprentices will be travelling to Florida to participate in the Suzuki Workshop.

 

9-10 January 2010:

Mr. Martin Goldman, president of the SUZUKI violin association of South Florida will be visiting Nassau. We will be having discussions on future training for our young violinists. He will also be giving individual lessons and group lessons on Saturday and Sunday.

 


 

2009:  (conductor: Douglas Turnquest)

 

10 December 2009:

BNSO Members will perform at the Christmas Concert at Ebenezer at 7:00pm

 


10 December 2009:

BNSO has been chosen to perform at the British Colonial Hilton spectacular event to celebrate their 10th anniversary. The orchestra will start playing at 6:30pm.

 

 

 


28-29 November 2009:

Christmastide 2009 at St. Andrew�s (The Kirk) from 8:15 pm under the patronage of the Governor General, the Honorable Arthur D. Hanna.

 


7-8 November 2009:

Five BNSO apprentices will be travelling to Florida to participate in the Suzuki Workshop.

 


17 October 2009:

The coveted Griffon d'Or was awarded to JDV and BNSO! At the 14th Annual Gala of the Griffon d'Or, they were nominated as a finalist for the Cultural Event of the Year, along with the MSO (Montreal Symphony Orchestra). Their Concert was held last June as part of the Canada-Bahamas exchange where 14 Bahamians, members of the Bahamas National Symphony orchestra joined the Jardin des Violons to perform at the concert and spend a week with Canadian families. In addition, The group was also called to play for the opening of the ceremonies. You can watch their performance on YouTube.

 


21 June 2009:

Cultural Exchange Trip to Canada - Concert at Saint Louis de Terrebonne Church at 2:00pm - Press Reviews: Tribune - The Abaconian

 


25 April 2009:

Annual Gala Concert at 8:00 pm at the St. Andrews Kirk - Additional Information - Press Review

 

If you missed the concert, here are some videos you can watch:

Palladio featuring the BNSO strings: Open this link

Liebesleid featuring Alexandre Da Costa and the BNSO strings:  Open this link

My Funny Valentine featuring the BNSO: Open this link

 


5 April 2009:

BNSO Members will perform at the "Music for Lent" Concert at Ebenezer at 7:00pm

 


2 April 2009:

Cello Master class and Suzuki lesson offered to BNSO (read more...)

 


1 March 2009:

Afternoon Concert for the Friends of the BNSO: Chamber music at St. Andrews (The Kirk) at 4:00pm

 

If you missed the concert, here are some videos you can watch:

Reinhold Gli�re - Intermezzo Op. 35 No. 11 for horn and piano featuring Laura Danek and Bill Eyk: Open this link
Andr� Gagnon - Sonate pour violoncelle et piano featuring H�l�ne P�loquin and Bill Eyk
: Open this link
John Rutter - Suite Antique featuring Shavincia Thomas and Bill Eyk
: Open this link
 


14 February 2009:

from 7-10pm; BNSO Members will perform at the Abaco Hope Town Harbour Lodge to promote the orchestra.

 


 

2008:  (conductor: JoAnne Connaughton)

 

14 Dec BNSO members to perform at The Ebenezer Annual Christmas Concert - Ebenezer Church at 7pm.

 


13 Dec: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony And Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra sponsored by The Cultural Affairs Division of the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture, Carmichael Police Station at 7 pm

 


7 Dec: St. Andrews (The Kirk) at 7:30 pm. BNSO members to perform at The Adventist Men's Chorale Concert. Proceeds to aid schorlarship fund for �at risk young men� and �Bahamas Academy Building fund�.

 


4 Dec: Church Of The Ascension. Freeport at 8pm. Handel's "Messiah" with The Regency Singers".

To view and hear some extracts, click here.

 


29 November 2008:

Christmastide 2008 at St. Andrew�s (The Kirk) from 8:15 pm under the patronage of the Governor General, the Honorable Arthur D. Hanna. (see Nassau Guardian 21 Nov)

 

If you missed the concert, here are some videos you can watch:

Vivaldi double violin concerto featuring Alexandre Da Costa, Martine Cardinal and the BNSO strings:  Open this link

Air for Advent:  Open this link

 


24 Oct: Peter Vs The Wolf - The full performance of Peter Vs the Wolf has been cancelled as such, due to logistics. However, should schools want to arrange special viewing of the DVD made at the time the recent performance, kindly contact Mrs. Caroline Garraway at: cbg366@yahoo.com


3 Sep: The Bahamas Concert Orchestra The Bahamas Concert Orchestra has been awarded the honour by the government of becoming the Bahamas National Symphony Orchestra.


24 May: Tribune - Donation from Nassau Music Society



3 May: Gala Fundraising Concert at Atlantis Theatre (see Gala Concert Page)

 


21 Feb: Royal Bank of Canada - fundraising performance


 

2007:  (conductor: JoAnne Connaughton)

 

15 Dec: Christmas Concert, with Chorus

2 Dec: Fred Mitchell�s Christmas Concert at Fox Hill (Live on Cable Bahamas)

18 Oct: Orchestra featured at the National Youth Awards Ceremony <Acknowledgement>

 

5 May: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, at Rainforest Theatre <Tribune>

 

7 Feb: Start of String apprenticeship programme!  <Tribune>

2006: (conductor: Jackie Petersen until Oct; new conductor: JoAnne Connaughton)

 

2 Dec: An Evening of Classical and Christmas Music at the Kirk

 

2005: (conductor: Jackie Petersen)

 

10 Dec: An Evening of Classical and Christmas Music at the Kirk

4 Dec: Orchestra featured at Trinity Methodist Church Christmas Concert "Rejoice"

 

2004: (conductor: Matthew Steynor)

 

25-26 June: Orchestra performed Faure�s �Requiem� and Borodin�s �Prince Igor� with the Allegro Singers

 

2003: (conductor: Jackie Petersen until June; new conductor: Matthew Steynor)

 

6 Dec: An Evening of Light Classical and Christmas Music at the Kirk

5 Apr: Fundraising Gala Concert "Symphony by the Sea" at Ichiban Sushi Restaurant

19 Mar: AGI 6th Annual �Evening of Classical Music� at Government House
 

2002: (conductor: Jackie Petersen)

 

10 November: Evening Concert at the Kirk

2 June: Music in the Gardens

26-27 April: An evening of Orchestral Music at Christ Church Cathedral <Tribune>


3 Mar: Montagu Gardens: Music in the Gardens A concert of your favorites!


2001: (conductor: Philip Anderson until June; new conductor: Jackie Petersen)

 

11 Nov: Evening Concert at St-Andrews Kirk

June 8 and 9 June: An evening of Orchestral Music at Christ Church Cathedral <What's On>

 

Release of 2 CD Albums <Orchestra recordings>

 

Jan 20 and: Abaco Cultural Society presents: Concert Under the Stars by the Bahamas Concert Orchestra. <Abaco News>

Jan 14: Music in the Gardens
 

2000: (conductor: Philip Anderson) 10th Anniversary

 

Dec: Orchestra featured in "An evening of Christmas Music" at Trinity Methodist Church

Nov 26: Music in the Gardens

May 12 and 13: Bahamas Concert Orchestra Annual Concert at Government House

CD of Live performance

Feb 20: Music in the Gardens

 

1999: (conductor: Philip Anderson)

 

Dec 12: Orchestra featured at Police Band Annual Christmas Concert

Dec 5 Music in the Gardens
Sep 26 Music in the Gardens

May 30 Music in the Gardens
May 2 Music in the Gardens

Mar 26-27 Classical Concert at the Cathedral

 

1998: (conductor: Philip Anderson)

 

Dec 16 Government House

Dec 13 Music in the Gardens

Nov 28-29 Abaco Week-end

Nov 15  at the Kirk

Apr 26 Music in the Gardens

Mar 20-21 Christ Church Cathedral  <Press Review>
 

1997: (conductor: Philip Anderson)

 

Nov 29 and 30: Abaco: Hope Town and Marsh Harbour on 30th November. <Nassau Guardian> <Abaco Journal>

April 18 and 19: Government House

Feb 2: Montagu Gardens

 

1996: (conductor: Philip Anderson)

 

April 26 and 27: Government House <Press Review>

 

1995: (conductor: Dr. Benson Headley)

 

Apr 1 and 2: Government House <Press Review>

 

1994: (conductor: Dr. Benson Headley)

 

June 12: St. Andrew's Kirk

 

1993: (conductor: Dr. Benson Headley)

 

Nov 7: St. Andrew's Kirk

Feb 6: Dundas  <Tribune>

 

1992: (conductor: Dr. Benson Headley)

 

Sept 6: St. Andrew's Kirk

Mar 6: Wyndham Ambassador Beach Hotel

Jan 25: Wyndham Ambassador Beach Hotel <Tribune>

 

1991: (conductor: Sgt. Whitney Johnson)

 

Sept 8: First Concert at St. Andrew's Kirk (Tribune Review on 25th September 1991 <Tribune>)

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