Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Divine Sublime

“Just a simple pulse, like a rusty squeezebox…and then high above it, an oboe, a single note hanging there unwavering until a clarinet took it over sweetening it into a phrase of such delight. This was a music I’d never heard…I was hearing the voice of God.”

The adagio from Mozart’s sublimely beautiful Serenade could be an instrumental version of one of his opera ensembles, with oboe, clarinet and basset horn singing their heartfelt melismas over a serene accompaniment. The whole work is a truly immaculate piece which represents the summit of wind music.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony’s appeal is not hard to understand. The ambition of the first movement, beauty of the second, the breathlessness of the scherzo, and relentless energy of the finale never fail to impress audiences. Its dance elements, vitality, and almost frenzied sense of celebration are conveyed principally through rhythm – the “apotheosis of the dance itself” as described by Wagner.

In Divine Sublime, BSO’s opening concert to the season, both these distinguished works will be performed in the intimate setting of Bristol’s Victoria Rooms.

Mozart Serenade No.10 ‘Gran Partita’
Beethoven Symphony No.7

Kirill Karabits Conductor

This concert takes place at the Victoria Rooms, 88 Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1SA


Advanced ticket sales will close at 5pm Fri 12 Oct. Limited tickets will be available on the door.

Season Ticket Offer

Book for all three BSO Victoria Room concerts and save 5% plus an additional 5% off Natural Beauty (Bath Forum), Williams v Zimmer (Bath Forum) and/or Past and Present (St George’s Bristol).

To claim your discount, all three Victoria Room concert tickets need to be in your basket.

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Established in 1893 and the associate orchestra at Colston Hall, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra brings world-class music to the South and South West of England.


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