VIDEO: What is the role of the conductor?

To celebrate the launch of Colston Hall’s International Classical Season we made a video to shed some light on the role of the conductor. We asked classical experts Oliver Condy (Editor, BBC Music Magazine), and Sir Mark Elder (Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra) exactly why this figure who stands on a podium waving their arms is so important to the performance of live classical music.

Welcome to
Bristol Beacon

On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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