Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres comments:
‘For the first time in over 150 years, St George’s Hall will not be hosting a classical music season but for very good reason.
We are undertaking a major programme of works to maintain and improve St George’s Hall as one of Bradford’s key heritage venues and cultural attractions, a building which has been an integral part of Bradford’s landscape since 1853. The venue has now temporarily closed for approximately 12 months to allow work to commence.
Bradford Chamber Season has run alongside the orchestral season for the past 29 years at Bradford Cathedral – a beautiful and intimate venue to enjoy classical music. We hope that our loyal Chamber subscribers will continue their support of the season and that we might attract new audiences to experience classical music in this wonderful venue.
With a season that includes pianist Peter Donohoe, the Alauda Quartet and the welcome return of European Union Chamber Orchestra with the Bradford Cathedral Choir, we hope you will join us at Bradford Cathedral this year.’
One of Britain’s most distinguished pianists Peter Donohoe opens the season on Friday 9 September, with a wonderful programme including great keyboard masterpieces by Schubert, Chopin and Mozart.
Several artists make their Bradford Cathedral debuts this season including; Alauda Quartet, Fidelio Trio, Emily Sun & Jennifer Hughes and Piers Adams & David Wright who present the Wild Men of the Baroque. This is a fascinating programme of baroque music, which features both familiar and more unusual pieces.
Raphael Wallfisch & John York make a welcome return with a fascinating programme of core repertoire for cello and piano – they are surely one of the most celebrated cello and piano partnerships in the world.
The season closes with a return visit from European Union Chamber Orchestra with Bradford Cathedral Choir, this time joined by BBC Young Musician of the Year Benjamin Goldscheider.
There are chamber subscription packages available, with savings of up to 20%. New subscriptions go on sale from Monday 20 June and tickets go on general sale on Monday 27 June 2016.