Classic season returns to Colston Hall

PUBLISHED: 11:00 31 August 2012


COLSTON Hall’s renowned international classical season will have some big-hitting orchestral works at its heart this year.

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits will provide a spectacular start on October 4 with Holst’s The Planets, while the London Philharmonic Orchestra kick off the first of four special Sunday afternoon concerts on October 14.

Colston Hall is also expanding its Sunday afternoon offering with a mini-series of concerts all starting at 3pm.

Aimed at those who might find attending evening concerts difficult, this series features high profile orchestras and a post-concert afternoon tea in hall two, with a string quartet providing the music.

This season will see performances by much-loved soloists and conductors such as Lorin Maazel and the Philharmonia with music from Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

Bristol favourites Andrew Litton and John Lill also make welcome comebacks as well as superstar Canadian violinist James Ehnes playing with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on November 29.

Tickets, priced £5-31, are available from the box office on 0117 9223686 or via

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