Salzburg’s distinguished Camerata are in their element with sweet-sounding Mozart, while Bartók injects some Gypsy- charged vitality into proceedings.
Conductor Ben Gernon
Violin Nicola Benedetti
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5
Mozart Rondo for Violin & Orchestra in C K. 373
Bruckner Adagio from the String Quintet in F, arr. for string orchestra
Mozart Symphony No. 29
Winner of last year’s Salzburg Festival Young Conductor’s Award, Ben Gernon leads the supremely accomplished chamber orchestra in a programme that will no doubt show them on top form. Tonight’s soloist needs no introduction. Two-time consecutive BRIT Award Female Artist Of The Year Nicola Benedetti “brings a degree of heat, subtlety, and quicksilver colours only achieved by the world’s best” (The Times). A fiery dash of paprika is thrown into the mix with Bartók’s Divertimento, an exuberant farewell to Hungary as World War II beckoned.
Inside The Music Talk with Jonathan James
The Lantern, 6.25pm, free with a concert ticket
Jonathan James interviews soloist Nicola Benedetti. Free with a concert ticket.
Foyer Performance, 6.15pm – Bristol University Music Society
Relax, have a drink, and soak up the pre-concert atmosphere while these ensembles play for your pleasure. Tonight’s performance comes from The Avon Piano Trio and a brass trio.