Bristol Ensemble Northern Lights: Andrei Gavrilov

Piano Andrei Gavrilov 

Modest Mussorsgky A Night on the Bare Mountain
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor Op 30
Pytor Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op 23

This Spring, Bristol’s professional orchestra explores the atmospheric music of the Baltic region, areas visited in the months of darkness by the Aurora Borealis, the spectacular and mesmerising Northern Lights. The music from these lands is passionate, often fiercely patriotic and full of haunting melodies and soaring lyricism. The Bristol Ensemble is joined by world-class soloists for these three concerts featuring music from Finland, Norway and Russia.

The story-telling continues in this Russian-themed concert with Mussorgsky’s orchestral poem A Night on the Bare Mountain, inspired by Russian literary works and legend.

The orchestra is joined by legendary pianist Andrei Gavrilov who will direct two of the classical world’s awe-inspiring piano concertos from the keyboard: Rachmaninov’s Third and Tchaikovsky’s First.

Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 3 is legendary for its soaring lyricism and the dazzling virtuosic demands it makes of the soloist. The music is impassioned, fervent and fiercely romantic. The thunderous chords at the opening of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto no. 1 are among the most famous in all classical music and herald a heartfelt, deeply expressive work. The thrilling finale is electrifyingly gripping from start to finish and will provide a fittingly spectacular conclusion to the Bristol Ensemble’s Northern Lights series.

Pre-concert performance 6pm

At 6pm in the main hall, a performance will be given by children from Bristol Ensemble’s groudbreaking Preludes project.

Northern Lights Series Discounts

Purchase tickets for all three concerts in £31.18 seats, pay only £61.28 (incl. booking fee)
Purchase tickets for all three concerts in £26.88 seats, pay only £53.21 (incl. booking fee)
Purchase tickets for all three concerts in £21.50 seats, pay only £41.93 (incl. booking fee)
Purchase tickets for all three concerts in £16.13 seats, pay only £32.25 (incl. booking fee)

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Bristol Ensemble Northern Lights: Andrei Gavrilov