The might and power of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony comes up against the dazzling virtuosity of Chopin.
It is in the Fifth Symphony that you truly encounter the genius of Beethoven through the musical manifestations of his intimate thoughts, his secret sorrows and his intensely concentrated rage. If listened to with fresh ears, it is still possible to be astonished at the force and compressive power of this awesome vision of triumph over tragedy.
Chopin’s early-Romantic concerto par excellence is dominated by the piano with the orchestra merely providing a light accompaniment. Brimming with bold and colourful details, Chopin’s delicate touch shines through and his poetical imagination lingers long in the memory.
Verdi’s intricate writing and captivating harmonic language make this quite an overture – the changes in character from solemn to jubilant creating both intrigue and wonder.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Mark Wigglesworth Conductor
Ethan Loch Piano
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Giuseppe Verdi The Force of Destiny Overture
Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Format: Reserved seating
Age: For all ages (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)
Start Time: 19:30
All timings are approximate and subject to change
“An extraordinary, spine-tingling affair.”
Orchestral Ticket Prices
There are four price bands (Bands A-D) for each concert in the Orchestral Season 2023/24. A fifth price band (Premium) will apply to some concerts in the season.
Within price bands A-D, there are two types of ticket: Standard and Open Concession.
If you are under 26, there is a fixed ticket price available on a limited number of seats for every concert.
If you purchase tickets for more than one concert in the 2023/24 Orchestral Season, you may be able to take advantage of our Multibuy offer.
Buy 3 concerts save 10%
Buy 4-7 concerts save 20%
Buy 8-10 concerts save 25%
Buy 11 concerts save 30%
In order to qualify for the discount, tickets for the corresponding number of concerts must be purchased in one transaction.
About Beacon Hall
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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.
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.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.
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 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.
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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