Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Past and Present

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    £7.50 to £35.00 incl. booking fee

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Tickets for this event via Colston Hall have now sold out. Tickets are available on the St George’s Bristol website.

Grieg’s music somehow always satisfies the soul. And so it is with one of his greatest works, his homage to Danish author Ludwig Holberg, a contemporary of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. Grieg fashioned his suite in the image of the music Holberg would have heard in his times.

The recently rediscovered C major concerto consists of sturdy, confident music, written with a wonderfully developed sense for what the cello can do. It shows that Haydn’s pleasure in odd phrase lengths and other rhythmic surprises was part of his musical personality from the beginning. The music is delightful in detail and masterful in design.

On every count, Mozart’s Symphony No.29 is a fine specimen of gallant writing: poised, charming, polite and faithful to the Viennese classical balance between grace and energy. Its light-hearted charm and elegance intends a work which is truly meant to entertain and delight. What is truly outstanding is Mozart’s ability to draw the maximum of colour and expression out of a very small orchestra.

Celebrated as “the real thing”, Jonathan Leshnoff’s music has been lauded as “distinct from anything else that’s out there.” Cohesively constructed and radiantly lyrical, his compositions have earned international acclaim for their striking harmonies, structural complexity, and powerful themes.

These composers who looking both forward and backwards in time for their influence are adjoined in Past and Present, BSO’s final concert of their 2018/19 season at St George’s Bristol.

Grieg Holberg Suite
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Jonathan Leshnoff  Suite for Cello, Strings & Timpani
Mozart Symphony No.29

Johannes Moser Cello

This concert takes place at St George’s Bristol, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR

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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