Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra open our 2014/15 Bristol International Classical Season.
Conductor Kirill Karabits
Piano Robert Levin
Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C
R Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
The Orchestra at Colston Hall celebrates the 150th Birthday of Richard Strauss with a performance of his sumptuous tone poem, popularised in Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Opening the evening is Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, and as BSO and Kirill Karabits are currently recording the composer’s complete symphonies, tonight will be something of a sneak preview. Renowned for his performances of Beethoven, pianist Robert Levin tackles the composer’s first Piano Concerto to complete an evening that will cast off our season in style.
Pre-concert Foyer performance
Enjoy a pre-concert drink while ensembles from Bristol University Music Society perform chamber music that complements the main concert programme. Tonight’s performance comes from the Enzo String Quartet and Bristol Brass Quintet. Find out more
Inside The Music talk
The Lantern, 6.25pm, free with a concert ticket
Bristol conductor and educator Jonathan James shares his insights into the music of tonight’s programme.