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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

22/09/2019 to 07/06/2020
Bardi Symphony Orchestra 2019/20 Season

Sunday 6 October 3.30pm

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

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

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

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


06/10/2019 to 17/05/2020
NOW That's What I Call The 80s Live

NOW That’s What I Call Music Live is the biggest selling compilation brand in the UK.

For the very first time, sing, dance and party along to all your favourite hits in a live concert celebration of the ultimate iconic 80s album!

Chart topping songs include:
Take On Me
Red Red Wine
Uptown Girl
Come On Eileen
Living On A Prayer
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Everybody Wants To Rule The World
I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Performed by a powerhouse live band with sensational singers Sandy Grigelis, Paige Cook and Shellyann, presented by Mark Goodier.

Tickets £42.50 £36.50 £26.50
Groups of 10+ receive 20% off, valid on top two price bands only

15/11/2019 19:30
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