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Bardi Symphony Orchestra 2019/20 Season

Sunday 6 October 3.30pm
AUSTRIAN CONNECTIONS

Claus Efland conductor
Bardi Wind Soloists

MOZART Sinfonia Concertante for Winds K297b
BRUCKNER Symphony No.4 Romantic

Pre concert talk at 2.30pm

The Bardi’s new season opens with well-known music from two great Austrian composers. The Orchestra’s own wind soloists begin the concert with Mozart’s sublime Concertante for Winds, with the towering Romantic fourth symphony by Bruckner as a contrast in the second half.

Sunday 1 December 3pm
TCHAIKOVSKY AND THE VIOLIN

Claus Efland conductor
Natalia Lomeiko violin

HUMPERDINCK Hansel and Gretel Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
DVORAK Symphony No.7 in D minor

Pre-concert talk at 2pm

Popular concert hall favourites feature in the Bardi’s second concert of the season. The magical overture to Hansel and Gretel is followed by Tchaikovsky’s powerful Violin Concerto with rising star Natalie Lomeiko as the soloist. Dvorak’s seventh symphony, a work more in the style of Brahms but still featuring the composer’s Bohemian melodies, completes the concert

Sunday 15 March 3pm
A YOUNG PERSON'S INTRODUCTION TO THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Richard Laing guest conductor and host
Stephen Calow tuba

Join the Bardi to learn about the instruments of the Symphony Orchestra, in a feast of popular classical and film music for all the family hosted by Guest Conductor Richard Laing.

The concert will include performances of Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and George Kleinsinger‘s Tubby the Tuba, both with narrator.

Pre-concert talk at 2pm

Sunday 17 May 3pm
ELGAR CONCERT

Claus Efland conductor
Lydia Shelley cello

ELGAR Serenade for Strings
ELGAR Cello  Concerto
ELGAR Symphony No.1

Pre-concert talk at 2pm

The Bardi’s De Montfort Hall season finale sees three works showing different sides of one of England’s greatest composers, Sir Edward Elgar. The first half has the delightful String Serenade contrasting strongly with the passionate and powerful Cello Concerto. The mighty First Symphony brings the concert to a magnificent conclusion with one of Elgar’s most inspired themes.

Tickets £19 £17 £12
Concessions £17.50 £15.50 £10.50
Under 18s NUS £3

 

01/12/2019 to 17/05/2020
Philharmonia Season 2019/20

Welcome to the Philharmonia Orchestra’s 2019/20 season.

Bringing together brilliant artists with some of the greatest music ever written, there is something for everyone to be thrilled, inspired or challenged by in the seven concerts and free talks.
 

Friday 25 October, 7pm
ELIM CHAN: TCHAIKOVSKY & SHOSTAKOVICH
THE LORD MAYOR’S CONCERT
Elim Chan conductor
Sol Gabetta cello
BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes, from Peter Grimes
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

Wednesday 20 November, 7pm
BEETHOVEN & SCHUBERT
Philippe Herreweghe conductor
Thomas Zehetmair violin
BEETHOVEN Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus; Violin Concerto
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5

Tuesday 14 January, 7pm
SALONEN CONDUCTS THE FIREBIRD
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay violin
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
STRAVINSKY The Firebird

Sunday 1 March, 7.30pm
(Please note later start time)
SHOSTAKOVICH & BRAHMS
Alpesh Chauhan conductor
Valentina Lisitsa piano
TCHAIKOVSKY Fantasy Overture, The Tempest
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 2
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Wednesday 1 April, 7pm
HERAS-CASADO: POEMS AND PAINTINGS
Pablo Heras-Casado conductor
Daniel Kharitonov piano
BOULANGER D’un soir triste
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY arr. RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

Friday 1 May, 7pm
DVORÁK & MENDELSSOHN
Gergely Madaras conductor
Andrei Ionita cello
MENDELSSOHN Overture in C Major
DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Friday 22 May, 7pm
SANTTU-MATIAS ROUVALI: SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO. 5
Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor
Nemanja Radulović violin
AUDIENCE VOTE*
KHACHATURIAN Violin Concerto
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

£37.50 £30.50 £24.50 £18.50 £13.50

Students and Under 25s £6 (not available on top price tickets)
Limited number of half price tickets for those in receipt of Pension Credit and Universal Credit (proof will be required)

Subscription packages available. To book, call 0116 233 3111 or visit the De Montfort Hall box office in person - we regret subscription bookings cannot be made online.

14/01/2020 to 22/05/2020
Leicester Symphony Orchestra 2019/20 Season

The Leicester Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1922 by Dr (later Sir) Malcolm Sargent, then a local parish organist and chorus master. The orchestra continues the Sargent tradition of recruiting talented local players and bringing to Leicester soloists of international calibre and fame, to give the people of Leicester symphonic music of the highest possible standard.


Sunday 22 September 3pm
With Mia and the Moon

John Andrews conductor
Popular classics including: Barber Adagio for strings, Grieg Peer Gynt, Sibelius Finlandia, Elgar Nimrod, Faure Pavane, Copland Fanfare for the Common Man, popular arias for soprano and tenor plus Leicester band Mia and the Moon Midnight in London.

Free pre-concert talk 2pm with Mia and the Moon

Sunday 23 February 3pm
Rainer meets the LSO

Join comedian and conductor Rainer Hersch as he does his best to direct the Leicester Symphony Orchestra! Expect the 1812 Overture, Bizet Carmen Overture, Ravel Bolero plus more fun and tricks than a conductor can wave a stick at.

In association with Leicester Comedy Festival.

Sunday 7 June 3pm
Leicester Symphony Orchestra

John Andrews conductor
Fenella Humphries soloist

NIELSEN Helios Overture
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
BRAHMS 2nd Symphony

Free pre-concert talk at 2pm with the soloist

Tickets £19 £15
Under 25s NUS £5 Family £35
All 3 LSO concerts £50 £38 Groups buy 10 get 1 free


23/02/2020 to 07/06/2020
Philharmonia Orchestra Family Concert
Faster, higher, stronger – explore the colourful world of a symphony orchestra in our friendly afternoon show that welcomes all the family be a part of our jam-packed season at De Montfort Hall. 

Join us for an exciting concert celebrating the Olympic spirit – the perfect way to get inspired for Tokyo 2020.
Cheer for the underdog, feel the thrill of a race, and share in the joy of triumph over adversity as you hear musical favourites from film and television, as well as timeless classics for symphony orchestra.

Plus – stay on at the end and you’ll get to meet our musicians, conductor and presenter.

Tickets £16.50 £13.50 £9.50
Under 18s £8.50 £5.50

Suitable for 5+

This concert does not qualify for subscription discounts.
01/03/2020 14:00
La Boheme

With the celebrated Korean soprano Elena Dee and Alyona Kistenyova

Back by overwhelming public demand. Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes.

La Boheme is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer.

The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include, a local brass band, snow effects and Muzetta’s dog will also make an entrance.

This classic tale of Parisian love and loss features many famous arias including Your Tiny Hand is Frozen, They Call Me Mimi and Muzetta’s Waltz.

"Authentic, tender and passionate." Daily Telegraph

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast subject to change.

£38 £31 £23
Concessions £36 £29 £21

Save 20% off top price tickets when booking both operas
Early bird offer £5 off top 2 prices book by August 31

19/04/2020 19:30