A bit of classical class
PUBLISHED: 17:55 18 October 2011
THE Colston Hall's international classical season returns for another year of top class music.
The best orchestras, soloists and conductors are coming to Bristol.
From big hitting orchestral masterpieces to familiar sounds from the stage and big screen, there is no shortage of exciting and accessible concerts for everyone to enjoy.
Fresh from their well-received BBC Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra continues with the strong line-up throughout the season, with Brahms Violin Concerto on November 10, Shostakovich Symphony No 5 and Rachmaninov’s extremely popular Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on February 2.
The orchestra will also be bringing a night of movie magic with the Oscar-winning scores by John Williams, and celebrates one of the most successful partnerships in musical history with One Enchanted Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein.
The new season also sees a strong Russian and Eastern European flavour with the Moscow Philharmonic performing Mussorgsky’s dynamic Pictures at an Exhibition while one of the world’s best selling conductors Antoni Wit conducts Kuba Jacowicz in Bruch’s beguiling Violin Concerto.
In 2012 it will be the year of the Queen’s diamond jubilee and the Colston Hall is marking the occasion in style.
In an extra special concert, four of the classiest classical women around Lesley Garrett, Alison Balsom, Natalie Clein and Nicola Benedetti join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform some of their best-known repertoire in a gala concert.