Proms in Bristol
PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 June 2013
TRADITION and cutting-edge technology will combine in a radical reinvention of the classical concert experience at the Bristol Proms starting in July.
Led by Tom Morris, one of Britain’s most celebrated theatre directors, the shows feature performances in the dark, a digital hack and house music played on the cello.
Tom said: “Although it’s inspired by the riotous and popular concerts performed here 200 years ago, Bristol Proms is far from an historical exercise.
“The programme will involve pioneering experiments in digital film and sound. It will be an exploration into how a concert might become theatrical in new ways in the 21st century.”
Bristol Proms includes two simultaneous performances by pianist Jan Lisiecki, aged 18, with one audience watching remotely.
The historic auditorium of Bristol Old Vic will be brought to life with laser beams cutting through the air while at the Watershed, audiences will be part of a black and white film, experiencing the intimate details of Lisiecki’s performance close up.
Bristol Proms will be at the Bristol Old Vic with some shows at Watershed in Canon’s Road on July 29 to August 3.
Tickets, priced £5-30, are available from the box office on 01179 877877 or online at www.bristololdvic.org.uk