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Sun 13 Oct 2024


Orchestral Season 2024/25

Sinfonia of London

with John Wilson

Beacon Hall

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In a special afternoon concert, the all-star players of John Wilson’s Sinfonia of London make their Bristol debut.

The concert opens with the show-stopping opening number PatterSongs, originally commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic from Liverpool-born composer Kenneth Kesketh, described by BBC Music Magazine as “a composer at the height of his considerable powers”.

After winning BBC Young Musician of the Year playing Shostakovich’s first cello concerto, Kanneh-Mason joins forces with Sinfonia of London to perform Shostakovich’s intricate, imaginative and reference-laden Cello Concerto No.2, written originally for the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.

The Orchestra’s sound is a match made in heaven with the music of Rachmaninov and they continue their series of his symphonies, giving audiences a chance to hear his rarely heard Symphony No.1. John Wilson believes its neglect during and after the composer’s life is wholly unjustified and, with the help of their own brand-new performing edition, Sinfonia of London aim to demonstrate why it deserves to sit as a masterpiece alongside the better-known second and third symphonies, which Sinfonia of London have recently released on record to great critical acclaim.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

John Wilson Conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Cello
Sinfonia of London



Hesketh PatterSongs
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1


Format: Reserved seating

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


Performance Times

Doors: 15:30
Start Time: 16:00
Finish: 18:00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

“Full, rich, atmospheric.”

Financial Times

Orchestral Ticket Prices

There are five price bands for every concert in the 2024/25 orchestral season: Premium and Bands A – D, with the exception of Víkingur Ólafsson’s Piano Recital on Tue 8 Apr 2025.

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

Take advantage of our 2024/25 Orchestral Season Multibuy offer and save up to 30% on tickets!

Buy 3 concerts save 10%
Buy 4-7 concerts save 20%
Buy 8-10 concerts save 25%
Buy 11+ concerts save 30%

To qualify for the discount, tickets for the corresponding number of concerts must be purchased in one transaction.

A group booking offer is also available – book 10+ tickets for any one concert in the season and save 10%.

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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