New Bristol Sinfonia - Archive
James Lowe, our resident conductor, returns to conduct the NBS for the first concert of this season. We open the concert with Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture. Colas Breugnon is the name by which his opera 'The Craftsman of Clamecy' is usually known outside of Russia and it is the tale of a sculptor (Colas Breugnon) who recalls his experiences at the end of his life.
Dvorak's Cello Concerto was written in 1895 during his last year in America and is full of nostalgia for the composer's Czech homeland. The impulse to write it came from hearing Victor Herbert performing his own 2nd cello concerto in 1894. Dvorak had previously thought of the cello as a chamber or orchestral instrument and no one, he told a correspondant, was more surprised than he was when he found himself beginning to sketch out a concerto that November! We are joined by internationally renowned cellist and former Young Musician of the Year Winner, Guy Johnston.
Nielsen's 4th Symphony, 'The Inextinguishable', was completed in 1916. It is in four movements played without breaks and is a work which the composer explained "is meant to represent all that we feel and think about life in the most fundamental sense of the word, that is, all that has the will to live and move".
Date: Saturday 11 March, 2006
- Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture
- Dvorak: Cello Concerto Op.104, B minor
- Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, Op. 29 - Inextinguishable
Cello: Guy Johnston
Conductor: James Lowe
Venue: Victoria Rooms, Clifton, Bristol. Click here for a map
We recommend booking in advance on our ticket hotline: "MusicBox" 01275 349010. (Cheques and all major credit and debit cards accepted, no booking fee). Pre-booked tickets will be posted to you or can be picked up at the door.
Most seats for this concert are numbered and can be reserved in advance. Click here to see a seating plan of the Victoria Rooms. The Box Office can advise on which seats are available and which have the best view.
The ticket prices are:
- £13 (£11 concessions) balcony
- £10 adults (£8 concessions) front stalls
- £7 adults (£5 concessions) rear stalls under the balcony (unreseved)
- £5 students, any seat
- £2 children/school parties, any seat
James will be presenting a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm. This is open to all and entry is free.
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