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BSO - Natural Beauty

Ticket Prices

£14 – £29


24 February 2019


Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Presented by BSO

MENDELSSOHN The Hebrides Overture
BRAHMS Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No.8

Michael Seal conductor
Chloë Hanslip violin

Dvořák broke new ground with his Eighth Symphony, a work, as he explained, meant to be “different from the other symphonies, with individual thoughts worked out in a new way.” The music is steeped in the flavour and atmosphere of the Czech countryside. Often described as a sunny work it is much more than that. There are passages of drama, exhilaration,happiness and nostalgia, evoking a wide range of human emotions and profound optimism..

Brahms’ concerto stands as one of the largest and most challenging works in the solo violin repertoire, a piece which shows the two opposite sides of his creative mind – Brahms the song writer and Brahms the symphonist. It is a song for the violin on a symphonic scale – a lyrical outpouring which exercises to the full his great powers of inventive development. Fingal’s Cave conjures up a whole seascape including the grandeur of the cave itself, the swelling of the sea, the light on the water and the fury of the waves breaking on the cliffs. It was one of the first works of music to evoke nature in this way, and remains one of the greatest of its genre.

Event Timings

Doors Open:14:30
Part 1:15:00 - 15:55
Interval:15:55 - 16:15
Part 2:16:15 - 17:00

-All timings are approximate and may change on day-

To avoid congestion we strongly recommend that you allow up to an hour before the event commencement time to find a parking space. Visit our Parking page for details of our car parks and others within walking distance of the BIC and Bournemouth Pavilion.


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