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London Symphony Orchestra Live from Bath Forum

Mon 13 March, from 18:45

Watch the live stream here

Mon 13 March, from 18:45

We’re delighted to invite you to a free concert from London Symphony Orchestra streamed live from Bath Forum to all UK care homes with the support of Bristol Care Homes.

The YouTube link to the stream will appear here on this page. If you have signed up to the screening, you will also be emailed it in advance of the night.

See below for information on how to get the stream set up in your setting.


Olivier Messiaen – L’ascension
Gustav Mahler – Symphony No 4

Barbara Hannigan Conductor
Aphrodite Patoulidou Soprano
London Symphony Orchestra

Hosted by organist and journalist Oliver Condy

Unfortunately, due to illness, Barbara Hannigan will not sing the solo soprano part in the last movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 4. Barbara will conduct the concert as planned, however the soprano solo will be sung instead by Aphrodite Patoulidou.

Download the concert programme

Digital Programme (PDF)

Extended programme notes

We herald the start of spring as Barbara Hannigan and the London Symphony Orchestra perform blissful visions of heaven from Mahler and Messiaen at Bath Forum.

Olivier Messiaen sends up a prayer, and the skies themselves seem to ring with majestic, multicoloured sounds. L’ascension was originally composed for orchestra in 1932-33 with Messiaen describing its four brief movements as “meditations for orchestra.”

For his 4th Symphony, Mahler gets inside the mind of a child. With a wild ride through blue skies, jangling sleigh bells and sudden, rapturous visions, this is a work exploring themes of childhood, innocence and spirituality.

The concert broadcast has been made possible thanks to sponsorship from Bristol Care Homes.


Resource Pack

Make a evening of it! Download our resource pack for inspiration on how to make your care home screening one to remember.

The download link below includes:

  • Welcome and ideas sheet
  • A4 poster
  • Tickets for your event
  • Violin cut out


How to stream

Read our guide on how to steam the live broadcast to your care home.



Contact us

Please get in touch if you need further help.

Phone: 0117 203 4040

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Use the hashtag #ThankYouCareHomes and tag @Bristol_Beacon and @londonsymphony

I didn’t realise it was going to be so emotional.”

Care Home resident

I think it’s incredible – it feels as though you could be there.”

Care Home resident

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