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Bristol
Beacon

Mon 4 Mar 2024

19:00

Orchestral Season 2023/24

London Symphony Orchestra

with Sir Simon Rattle

Beacon Hall

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A new work by John Adams is flanked by Gershwin’s most seductive tunes.

John Adams always has something interesting to say about the world we live in. Any new work he produces soon shows up in concert halls across the globe – so be among the first to hear Frenzy here.

Roy Harris’ Third Symphony is a miniature epic, offering up a tragic glimpse of dust bowl-era America. George Gershwin paints a more ebullient picture of life across the Pond, transporting us to the roaring twenties in his razzle-dazzle Piano Concerto, complete with Charleston rhythms. Keep an ear out for some of his biggest melodies in two delicious musical theatre overtures.

Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor Emeritus of the LSO, has a long history with John Adams, audible in every confident note of the LSO’s performance. Kirill Gerstein has made reference-point live recordings of George Gershwin’s music. Seize your chance to hear him tackle its addictive blend of classical and jazz.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
Kirill Gerstein Piano
London Symphony Orchestra

 

Programme

George Gershwin arr Don Rose Overture: Let ’em Eat Cake
George Gershwin
Piano Concerto in F (ed. Timothy Freeze)
Roy Harris
Symphony No. 3
John Adams Frenzy
George Gershwin arr Don Rose Overture: Strike Up the Band

Pre-Concert Talk with Jonathan James
Lantern Hall, 18:00. Free with concert ticket.

 

Format: Reserved seating

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

 

Performance times

Pre-concert talk: 18:00 (30 min)

Concert doors: 18:30
Concert start: 19:00
Interval: 19:45 (25 mins)
Re-start: 20:10
Finish: 21:05

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Adams’s pounding tribute to the harmony of late Romanticism perfectly suits Rattle’s ability to focus musical energy with pinpoint accuracy.”

The Guardian

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Pre-concert Talk

with Jonathan James

18:00, Lantern Hall (30 mins)
Free
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.

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

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.

  Bus

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

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Access

Mobility

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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