BSO: Unmistakable Voices
Start time 7.30pm. £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy
BSO: Unmistakable Voices

BSO: Unmistakable Voices

Thursday 29 Nov 2018 - Start time 7.30pm. £17.25 - £32.25 including booking fee & levy

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Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite

Walton Cello Concerto

Shostakovich Symphony No.1

Kirill Karabits conductor

Johannes Moser cello

Shostakovich was just 19 when he wrote his precocious First Symphony as a graduation exercise in composition at the Leningrad Conservatory. Youthful symphonies seldom reveal their composer’s true voice, but this symphonic debut immediately speaks in his own distinctive voice, juxtaposing the ironic with the romantic, the intimate with the bombastic, and the chromatic with the diatonic. This is the signature sound that is heard throughout his storied career melded from an exceptionally broad exposure of contemporary music whilst studying. Not one for staying the same, Stravinsky’s compositional style changed radically in his career.

Pulcinella marked an important turning point, heralding his “neo-classical'' style which was to dominate his later works. Unlike his earlier ballets, characterised by huge orchestras and innovative rhythms, it is simple and sparse, using Pergolesi’s melodies and bass lines with little change. Yet he still puts his own unmistakable stamp on the music. Walton’s Cello Concerto is introspective and reflective. Wistful Romanticism and lush harmonies evoke the peace and tranquillity of the English countryside. It is a carefully balanced work; sizzling virtuosity is occasionally interrupted by moments of poignant lyricism.


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)

Car Parking Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
Drinking Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.
Booking Fee Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 12%. More information

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