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Winter Daydreams

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.1 ‘Winter Daydreams’

Conductor Tom Fetherstonhaugh
Clarinet Julian Bliss


Mendelssohn’s musical postcard of a Hebridean visit conjures up a whole seascape including the grandeur of Fingal’s Cave, the swelling of the sea, the light on the water and the fury of the waves breaking on the cliffs.

Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto was the last important work written in its entirety before his death. Listening to it, two things are immediately apparent; firstly the seeming simplicity of the major themes and secondly the seamless interaction between soloist and orchestra, creating a work of genius.

The fresh, sweet and lightness-of-touch of Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony betrays none of the nagging self-doubt that attended its creation as he grappled with the challenge of fusing distinctly Ukrainian folk melodies into a structured symphony. He gave some descriptive titles to the first movements: Reveries of a Winter Journey and Land of Desolation, Land of Mists.

Presented by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Seated show

Age: 14+ (Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult)

Start: 19:30

Concessions: 50% discount applies for children u18, students, patrons on JSA, Income Support, UC, ESA, PIP, w/c users and (one) personal assistant.

Delve deeper into the music

Join Andrew Burn for a pre-concert talk about Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.1 ‘Winter Daydreams’, giving a valuable and interesting insight into the music and the stories behind its creation.

The venue

Victoria Rooms

Getting There

Address: 88 Queens Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1SA

The site has entrances off Queens Road and Whiteladies Road.. There is level access at the Queens Road 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 Queens Road in front of the venue.

Car parking

There is nearby parking at Howard House and West End Car Park.


The 8 (Temple Meads Connection) stops outside opposite the Victoria Rooms on Queens Road.

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Parking & drop off

The site has entrances off Queens Road and Whiteladies Road. There is level access at the Queens Road side entrance.

Assistance dogs

All assistance dogs are welcome.

Accessible Toilet

There is an accessible toilet in the venue.

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