New partnership, new projects.

We’re still absolutely thrilled about last weeks news of our successful Arts Council England NPO bid with St Georges Bristol. This unique arrangement guarantees £975,000 over three years in regular funding. It is the first time that music in Bristol has been recognised and supported in this way by the Arts Council

The funding will be used to enhance the regular work of both organisations as well as to provide the opportunity for partnership working on special projects, such as the promoting of flagship classical concerts – and a range of joint programming and festivals. It also allows the two venues to collaborate on the development of audiences in the South West and ensure broader access to live music across the region.

Colston Hall and St Georges Bristol already work closely programming special projects, a great example of the sort of projects we’re talking about can be seen in the upcoming events programmed across St Georges and Colston Hall

Brahms Experience

The Brahms Experience taking place at St Georges and Colston Hall on 6 – 10th October will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. This series will celebrate the life and times of Brahms, supported by a series of talks  and essays exploring the wider world within which Brahms lived. On Wed 8 Oct the BBC National Orchestra of Wales playing an all Brahms programme, including his enduringly popular Academic Festival Overture. Performed at Colston Hall. If you were lucky enough to attend our Brahms weekender in May then you know you are truly in for a treat!

The World Changed

The World Changed is a series of concerts exploring music and conflict in the 20th century, St Georges will be presenting a full cycle of Shostakovich string quartets, whilst Colston Hall hosts the National Arts Orchestra of Canada on Thu 30 Oct as they present a programme to commemorate Canada’s involvement in the first world war. This is the first time in living memory that a north american orchestra has performed at Colston Hall.


Featuring one of the worlds most celebrated living composers Philip Glass, Glassfest is a season packed with his epoch defining, multi-genre music taking place from 6 – 10 Nov 2014

St Georges will have the composer himself in conversation on Fri 7 Nov. Then on the 10 November, Colston Hall is honoured to present the full Philip Glass Ensemble performing a retrospective from the first decades of his illustrious career including Music in 12 Parts.

Joint tickets for Glassfest are also available click the link below for more information