FUTURE CONCERTS

Saturday 9 March 2019
St George’s Bristol, 7.30pm

Frankie Carr  cello  •  Jo Edwards  violin  •   Stefan Hofkes  conductor

 

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Bantock The Sea Reivers
Bruch Kol Nidrei for cello and orchestra
Saint-Saens La Muse et le Poète for violin, cello and orchestra
Schubert Symphony No.9 ‘The Great’

 

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The tumultuous conclusion of Bantock’s Sea Reivers (a ‘Hebridean Sea-Poem’ depicting the exploits of Hebridean pirates), gives way to the captivating beauty and calm of Bruch’s Kol Nidrei (Adagio on two Hebrew melodies) for solo cello and orchestra.

Young virtuoso cellist Frankie Carr is then joined by talented local violinist Jo Edwards playing the rhapsodic muse to the more grounded poet in the Saint-Saens rarity La Muse et le Poète – something of an intimate conversation between the two instruments, with the violin coaxing the cello into ever more elaborate excursions upwards towards the energetic close.

For the grand finale, Schubert’s ‘Great’ Symphony (No.9). The last symphony he completed, it was written when he (mistakenly) thought his ill-health had abated, so this work ‘of heavenly length’ is full of the joys of life and rhythmical vigour including the breathtaking and restless last movement relentlessly propelling us towards the majestic conclusion.

 

There will be a retiring collection for St Peter’s Hospice

 

Tickets £15, £12, £8 (concessions £2 discount), children £1 [+fee] are available online:

 

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Other seats are available from St George’s Bristol in person, by phone ( 0845 40 24 001) or online.


Saturday 29 June 2019
St George’s Bristol, 7.30pm

Susanne Holmes  mezzo-soprano  •  Stefan Hofkes  conductor

 

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Bernstein Candide Overture
Barber
 Adagio for strings
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Gershwin An American in Paris
John Williams Star Wars Suite

 

Like an extra strong Americano, this concert is overflowing with some of the best music from across the pond:

Two offerings from Samuel Barber with his famous and poignant Adagio for Strings, and the lesser-known, but gloriously lush, rhapsody for voice and orchestra Knoxville: Summer of 1915 set to words of James Agee mix with the sparkling vitality of Bernstein’s Overture to Candide in the first half.

To follow, Gershwin’s irrepressibly jazzy An American in Paris and – for an out of this world finish – the epic music from Star Wars penned by John Williams (far from the only music in tonight’s to have found fame on the silver screen!).

 

There will be a retiring collection for The Benjamin Pritchard Foundation (BeMoreBen).

 

Tickets £15, £12, £8 (concessions £2 discount), children £1 [+fee] are available online:

 

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Other seats are available from St George’s Bristol in person, by phone ( 0845 40 24 001) or online.


Saturday 13 July 2019, 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Olveston (BS35 4DA)

BCO Sinfonietta (chamber orchestra) Concert

Details to be announced


October 2019
The Great Hall, Bristol Grammar School

FREE Concert for Children

Details to be announced

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Future main concert dates:

Saturday 7 December 2019 – St George’s Bristol
Saturday 14 March 2020 – St George’s Bristol
June 2020 – to be confirmed
Saturday 5 December 2020 – St George’s Bristol

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