Martin James Bartlett stood against a green door, wearing a red blazer and smiling away from the camera

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

International Concert Series Sat 12 Oct 2024, 7:30pm The Anvil



£45, £40, £34, £25, £17. Under 25s and f/t students £12 (includes £4 booking fee)

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Schools tickets

£12 per student, one free teacher per 10 pupils (includes £4 booking fee)


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Symphony no. 6 (Pastoral)
Concerto for piano and trumpet
The Firebird (1919)

Performers and Cast

Martin James Bartlett
Paul Bosworth
Elena Schwarz

The impulse behind the Pastoral symphony was Beethoven's own love of the Austrian countryside. The five movements include a solitary walk by a brook, a peasants' dance, a spectacular summer thunderstorm, and a final, tranquil hymn of thanksgiving.

Shostakovich's early concerto is an exuberant and high-spirited piece, which combines both instruments in ingenious and witty dialogue with the orchestra and each other.

The Firebird was Stravinsky's first big success, a richly coloured ballet score based on a Russian folk tale in which the young prince overcomes a demon with the protection of a feather from the fabled firebird. It is glittering, imaginatively orchestrated music, with a rhythmic impetus all Stravinsky's own.

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