CONCERT: at St George's Bristol on Saturday 10th November 2012 Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra is joined by international cellist Kwesi Edman for a stunning programme of Britishmusic on the eve of Remembrance Sunday.
Handel's majestic Overture in D minor arranged by Elgar opens the evening's performance. The powerfully evocative and mysterious Egdon Heath, considered by Holst to be his finest work, follows the overture. Soloist and rising star Kwesi Edman brings Elgar's sorrowful yet lyrically uplifting Cello Concerto to life. The evening is brought to a close with Vaughan Williams' wonderfully romantic Fifth Symphony. Described by conductor Andrew Manze as 'a vision of paradise' the work, based on the 'Pilgrim's Progress', was first performed at the Proms in 1943, offering hope and peace to a country in the grip of war.
This concert follows on from the orchestra's two recent performances at St George's Bristol where the Bristol Evening Post's John Packwood described the orchestra as producing "exquisite and electrifying performances" and being "…a joy to hear".
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra is the flourishing orchestra with a well-established reputation for excellence. The players come from all parts of Bristol and its environs and share one important thing: a passion for music. The orchestra meets fortnightly to rehearse and perform three concerts annually, principally at St George's Bristol.
Tickets for the event are available in advance from St George's Box Office on 0845 4024001, online via http://tinyurl.com/css2cxk or on the door. £14 (£12), £12 (£10), £10 (£8), £8 (£6)
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra: http://tinyurl.com/d9zpje4
William Goodchild, Conductor: http://tinyurl.com/8jv29qm
St George's http://tinyurl.com/9vhbpl3
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012
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