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Sun 25 Aug 2024


BBC Proms 2024

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie plays Jennifer Higdon

Beacon Hall

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Bristol Beacon’s Orchestra in Residence – performs Tchaikovsky’s heart-on-sleeve Symphony No. 5, alongside Jennifer Higdon’s flamboyant Percussion Concerto with soloist Evelyn Glennie.

The concert opens with a little-known gem of Ukrainian music. Feodor Akimenko was born in Kharkiv in 1876, going on to teach Igor Stravinsky before writing his beautiful ‘Poème-Nocturne’ Angel in 1912. The BSO’s Ukrainian Chief Conductor (and Akimenko aficionado) Kirill Karabits conducts it here as a prelude to American composer Jennifer Higdon’s exuberant Percussion Concerto, played by Evelyn Glennie, and Tchaikovsky’s evocative Symphony No. 5.

Knell by Iranian composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh offers a glance back to Akimenko’s Angel in its momentary, symbolic plea for peace.

Presented by BBC Proms

Kirill Karabits Conductor
Evelyn Glennie Percussion
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra



Akimenko Angel (Poème-Nocturne)
Jennifer Higdon Percussion Concerto
Niloufar Nourbakhsh Knell
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5


Format: Standing and Reserved seating

Age: For all ages (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)


Performance times

Doors: 16:30
Start Time: 17:00
End: 19:15

All timings are approximate and subject to change.

Ticket Prices

Full Price Seated: £16.35, £27.25, £38.15, £52.32 incl. booking fee

Lower Stalls Standing: £8.72 incl. booking fee

Access: £16.35, £27.25, £38.15, £52.32 incl. booking fee
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Getting to the venue

Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.

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Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.

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Spaces for wheelchair users are in:

  • row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
  • row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
  • rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.

Hearing Facility

A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)

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