Saturday 2 December 2017
St George’s Bristol, 7.30pm
Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg overture
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No.1
As concert-openers go, they don’t come much more rousing than the overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner’s only comic opera). To follow, Beethoven’s exquisite Violin Concerto – sometimes referred to as the ‘Mount Everest’ of Violin Concertos – and to scale the heights of this towering masterpiece, exceptional soloist Eloisa-Fleur Thom makes a welcome return.
To conclude, the first Symphony by one of the great symphonists of the twentieth century, but this is Sibelius with a Tchaikovsky sheen – youthful, exciting and rich in luscious melodies.
There will be a retiring collection for The Amber Trust
Tickets: £15, £12, £8 (concessions £2 discount), children £1 [+fee]
Other seats are available from St George’s Bristol online or by phone: 0845 40 24 001