The Orchestra of the Bournemouth Philharmonic Society was founded by Sam Newgarth in 1976 with nine musicians.
Through the years the orchestra has grown, not only in numbers, but in stature, and is respected as a very fine orchestra. Much of the work of the orchestra is devoted to raising money for deserving causes. Also it is very difficult for young talented musicians to get off the ground, and the orchestra gives them the opportunity to be seen and heard in concert.
Among those who have been given the opportunity are the brilliant young cellist, Natalie Clein, the very fine clarinettist, Fiona Cross, the amazing young violist Rebecca Chamber, currently with the Tippett Quartet, etc. etc.