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An orchestra performing with a conductor.

Dance is at the heart of this tour de force performance from Bristol’s finest orchestra.

Bizet’s Carmen Suite has elegance, drama and exoticism. Hear the marches of the Toreadors, the actions of the bullfighters, and the striking dances including the Habanera and Carmen’s Bohemian dance. Korngold’s epic violin concerto bustles with dancing virtuosity, changing meter and a galloping finale.

The centrepiece is Dvorak’s lyrical and sunny eighth symphony, drawing its inspiration from the Bohemian music that he loved. The Slavic landscape and traditional folk dances give vibrancy to the symphony which includes one of the most famous waltzes in classical music.


Presented by Clifton Festival

All ages

Seated event

Start time: 19:30


Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra
Flora Clapham – Violin
Tim Harrison – Conductor


Bizet Extracts from the Carmen Suites
Alma Mahler (orc. Harrison) Laue Sommernacht
Korngold Violin Concerto in D Major op 35.
Dvorak Symphony No 8

The venue

Clifton Cathedral

Getting There

Address: Clifton Park, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3BX

The site has entrances on both Pembroke Rd and Clifton Park Rd. There is level access at the Clifton Park side entrance.

  Bicycle & e-scooter

Voi e-scooters are available for hop-on hop-off short-term rental across Bristol. The closest Voi parking is on Worcester Rd opposite the venue.

Car parking

The church has underground parking located on Worcester Rd.


From the centre, the 8 will stop at Clifton Park which is a short walk from the venue.

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Parking & drop off

Level access is available to the Cathedral from the front (Clifton Park). There is an on-site car park located underneath the venue with disabled parking spots off Worcester Rd.

The space directly outside the West Door is available for parking or drop-off.

Assistance dogs

All assistance dogs are welcome. Our staff are trained to know how to behave around working dogs. Please ask if there’s anything we can do to help.

Accessible Toilet

There are accessible toilets in the venue.