FUTURE CONCERTS

Sunday 6 October 2019. 2pm & 3.30pm
The Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School

FREE Concert for Children:

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

in a special version for children with narration (age guide 5-11).

** All advance tickets have now been allocated.

It may be possible (although not guaranteed) to admit those arriving on the day (after 1.45pm or 3.15pm) if there is space available **

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This special concert for children contains the best music from the Nutcracker interspersed with narration of the classic story. Brimming with great tunes and sumptuously scored for orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is a perennial favourite and this FREE concert will be a great way to introduce your children to the thrill of hearing a live orchestra bring the drama to life before their very eyes.

Demand is expected to be high, so be sure to secure your seats now to avoid disappointment…..

Admission is FREE for children AND adults accompanying children (if any of your party is under 12, then your entire party get in free!).

Unaccompanied adults £8 each (+50p/ticket online booking fee if buying online).

** All advance tickets have now been allocated.

It may be possible (although not guaranteed) to admit those arriving on the day (after 1.45pm or 3.15pm) if there is space available **


Saturday 7 December 2019
St George’s Bristol, 7.30pm

Matthew Barley  cello  •  Stefan Hofkes  conductor

 

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Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture
Walton Cello Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

 

The rollicking overture to Colas Breugnon by Kabalevsky raises the curtain on this winter-warmer concert of Anglo-Russian greats.

Walton’s Cello Concerto may be more lyrical, expressive and even introspective, but as Walton wrote to Piatigorsky (who had commissioned the work) ‘I think it’s the best of my three Concertos – but don’t tell Jascha’ (Heifetz, for whom Walton composed his Violin Concerto).
Renowned cellist Matthew Barley makes a welcome return to play this ravishingly beautiful work, and whose ‘Discovering Music’ programme discussing this work can be heard online at the BBC website.

To finish, a true classic in Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony, overflowing with drama, sweeping melodies and emotional intensity from the very opening bars right through to the triumphant rollercoaster finale.

This is what Matthew has said about the concert via his twitter:

Tickets* £15, £12, £8 (concessions £2 discount), children £1.

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Other seats are available from St George’s Bristol – in person at the box office, by phone (0845 40 24 001) or online **


Saturday 14 March 2020
St George’s Bristol, 7.30pm

Eloisa-fleur Thom  violin  •  Stefan Hofkes  conductor

 

Rossini Semiramide Overture
Barber Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No.3

 

Tickets go on sale winter 2019 – sign up to our email newsletters to receive details when tickets are on sale.

 


Saturday 27 June 2020, 7.30pm
St Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

Stefan Hofkes  conductor

 

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Elgar Enigma Variations
Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Tickets go on sale winter 2019 – sign up to our email newsletters to receive details when tickets are on sale.

 


Future main concert dates:

Saturday 5 December 2020 – St George’s Bristol

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