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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Natural Beauty

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Dvořák broke new ground with his Eighth Symphony, a work, as he explained, meant to be “different from the other symphonies, with individual thoughts worked out in a new way.” The music is steeped in the flavour and atmosphere of the Czech countryside, particularly hunting horn calls and birdsong as well as dramatic fanfares that suggest non-musical images. Often described as a sunny work it is much more than that. There are passages of drama, exhilaration, happiness and nostalgia, evoking a wide range of human emotions and profound optimism.

Brahms’ concerto stands as one of the largest and most challenging works in the solo violin repertoire, a work which shows the two opposite sides of his creative mind – Brahms the song writer and Brahms the symphonist. It is a song for the violin on a symphonic scale – a lyrical outpouring which exercises to the full his great powers of inventive development.

Fingal’s Cave conjures up a whole seascape including the grandeur of the cave itself, the swelling of the sea, the light on the water and the fury of the waves breaking on the cliffs. It was one of the first works of music to evoke nature in this way, and remains one of the greatest of its genre.

The wonder of our natural world manifests itself in BSO’s concert Natural Beauty, in the equally wonderful setting of Bath Forum.

Mendelssohn The Hebrides Overture
Brahms Violin Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No.8

Michael Seal Conductor
Ning Feng Violin

This concert takes place at the Bath Forum, 1A Forum Buildings, Bath BA1 1UG

Season Ticket Offer

Book for all three BSO Victoria Room concerts and save 5% plus an additional 5% off Natural Beauty (Bath Forum), Williams v Zimmer (Bath Forum) and/or Past and Present (St George’s Bristol).

To claim your discount, all three Victoria Room concert tickets need to be in your basket.

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Established in 1893 and the associate orchestra at Colston Hall, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings world-class music to the South and South West of England.

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