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Orchestral Season 2023/24

London Symphony Orchestra

with Sir Antonio Pappano

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The gauzy, sensuous soundscape of Ravel’s pastoral ballet meets Wynton Marsalis’ jazz-inflected Trumpet Concerto.

In turn-of-the-century Paris, Ravel composed a ballet about ancient Greece for a Russian dance company. The result was music of fluid, diaphanous beauty, a languid drama of danger and desire. Confronting its strange, modern rhythms, the dancers are said to have chanted the name of Ballet Russe’s impresario ‘Ser-gei Dia-ghi-lev’ to stay on beat.

The choral phenomenon Tenebrae bring their unforgettable sound to Daphnis and Chloé.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and musician Wynton Marsalis mingles jazz, blues, soul and the classical tradition across his thrilling oeuvre.

This is the first time Sir Antonio Pappano, Chief Conductor Designate, has conducted music by Marsalis. The LSO and Alison Balsom pay tribute to the composer in this deeply felt performance of a work believed  to be perhaps the most important composition for the trumpet in 100 years.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Sir Antonio Pappano Conductor
Alison Balsom Trumpet
London Symphony Orchestra



Wynton Marsalis Trumpet Concerto
Maurice Ravel Daphnis and Chloé (complete ballet)

An online programme is available containing full programme notes, artist biographies and orchestra credits. It complements the printed freesheet which will be available on the night.

Pre-Concert Talk with Jonathan James, including an interview with Sir Antonio Pappano
Lantern Hall, 18:00. Free with concert ticket.

Seating for pre-concert talks is unallocated and capacity is strictly limited. Please arrive in good time if you wish to attend the talk – there will be no further admittance to Lantern Hall once the capacity is reached.

Concert format: Reserved seating

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

Doors: 18:30
Start Time: 19:00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Intense and unsparing emotional directness.”

The Guardian

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Pre-concert Talk

with Jonathan James

18:00, Lantern Hall (30 mins)
with a concert ticket

Pre-concert talks are a great way to take a deep dive into the season’s concerts.

Hosted by music educator Jonathan James, these talks introduce the works in the programme, include interviews with members of the orchestras and illuminate the creative process.

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Springtime! Music Workshop

Fri 12 April – 11:30
Lantern Hall
£7.00 – £20.00 incl booking fee

Join Bristol Beacon’s Community Musicians and players from London Symphony Orchestra for an hour of music-making for everyone, all themed around Spring.

All are welcome to this interactive music and movement workshop, though it’s especially suitable for older adults and parents with children under 2 .

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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.

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Ticket Offers

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.

Discounts are available for schools bookings.

About Beacon Hall

Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon

The venue

Beacon Hall

at Bristol Beacon

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.

  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.

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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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