2014-15 International Classical Season Announced

Subscriber booking opens today for bookers of three or more concerts – telephone the box office for a booking form on 0844 887 1500 and return it by 17 May.

General booking opens on 28 May.

Louise Mitchell, Chief Executive, Bristol Music Trust, says

A warm welcome to the International Classical Season, a programme which I am delighted to introduce as featuring some of the most exciting and prestigious concerts in the history of Colston Hall.

Pinchas Zuckerman’s Bruch and Nicola Benedetti’s Mozart are just two of the star-studded strings to a season’s bow that welcomes visiting orchestras from Salzburg, Warsaw and Brussels – not forgetting the illustrious Czech Philharmonic and the National Arts Orchestra of Canada, which is making its Hall debut. Charismatic guitar legend Miloš Karadaglic warms himself in the Southern sun of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez; Beethoven’s 9th exuberantly proclaims its humanitarian vision of Utopia; Szymanowski, meanwhile, mourns. Closer to home, the Hallé flexes its unassailable Elgarian prowess under Sir Mark Elder, BBC National Orchestra of Wales burrows into Brahms, and Vladimir Ashkenazy’s Philharmonia takes care of the Sibelius anniversary in style. But there’s another major anniversary to be celebrated too; and from the A-Z of Also Sprach Zarathustra to the irresistibly elegiac Four Last Songs, under indefatigable Principal Conductor Kirill Karabits, our resident Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ensures that the Straussian flame burns bright.

Browse the brochure online below or download it for full details – see page 36 for subscriber benefits.