BSO: Echoes of Home
Start time 7.30pm. £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy
BSO: Echoes of Home

Event Dates

Date
Friday, 12 April 2019, 7.30pm

BSO: Echoes of Home

Friday 12 Apr 2019 - Start time 7.30pm. £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy

Smetana Vltava

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1

Sibelius Symphony No.1

Jamie Phillips conductor

Denis Kozhukhin piano


With Sibelius already a star in his native Finland, his First Symphony was eagerly awaited. It did not disappoint. Never before had a work of such stature emerged from Northern Europe, unveiling the previously unheard character of Nordic music. Although not nationalistic, it is clearly a work by a skilled composer who already had a musical voice of his own, and much of the musical personality that makes his later symphonies so distinctive is already visible. Sounding ‘old’ and ‘new’ at the same time, with tempestuous mood-swings, it is both dramatic and austere throughout.

Despite its popularity, Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto remains refreshingly original with its exciting and exceptional opening, and richly forged musical dramas of powerful virtuosity and uncommon sensitivity. Vltavais the most frequently performed of the six pictorial tableaux of Smetana’s Má Vlast. It depicts the flow of the eponymous river from its source in the Šumava Mountains to Prague and beyond, on the way passing a hunting party and a village wedding.


CONCESSIONS:
Kids for a quid
Wheelchair users: 50% discount and 50% discount for ONE companion
Disabled customers: NO discount but 50% discount for ONE companion
Full-time students: 50% discount (with valid proof)
Job Seekers, Income Support Benefit: 50% discount (with valid proof)
BSO staff: 50% discount with green BSO ID card


Group booking discount available:
10% discount for groups 10+
20% discount for groups 20+
30% discount for groups 30+


For phone bookings please call: 0844 453 9028
Or call our BSO booking line on: 0239 387 0211
(Open mon - fri 9.30am - 2.30pm)

Cafe Our popular Café Guildhall & fully stocked bars will be open for dinner before shows and during intervals. Read More
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Booking Fee Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%. More information

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