Saturday 17 March 2018
St George’s Bristol, 7.30pm

Stefan Hofkes  conductor  ·  Ashley Wass  piano

Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar’s Bride Overture
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Stravinsky Petrushka

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They say all the good things come in threes, and tonight we have a veritable Russian doll made up of music by three of that country’s finest composers:
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Overture to The Tsar’s Bride (the opera which tells a dark tale of love, jealousy and betrayal) might be the smallest of that bunch, but two true giants vie for the position of top doll: Stravinsky’s Petrushka – his vivacious depiction of the love triangle between three puppets magically brought to life, and, with a welcome return by renowned soloist Ashley Wass, Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto which immediately sets out its dramatic and intensely romantic intentions from the very opening thunderous chords.

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

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There will be a retiring collection for the Friends of Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre