Pass on your passion for classical music
A welcome message from our Orchestral Patron, Lesley Garrett
Bradford's International Orchestral Concert Season 2012/13
With Bradford Chamber Season
Welcome to the 147th Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season and the 25th Anniversary of Bradford's Chamber Season.
I would like to thank everyone who supported our most recent season; I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I think you'll agree that one of the highlights was the Hallé Viennese concert: always
a special part of our season but made even more so as we were joined by Yorkshire's own Lesley Garrett.
Lesley Garrett has been a supporter of St George's Hall for many years and has openly praised the historic venue we have here in Bradford. It is therefore a privilege to announce that Lesley has
agreed to be the Patron of our forthcoming season.
We still face challenges and I still ask for your assistance to maintain the success of last year. Please continue to be ambassadors and keep spreading the word about the outstanding season of world-class classical music we offer right here in Bradford.
I look forward to welcoming you and your friends to the UK's premiere concert hall.
With best regards
General Manager Bradford Theatres
In a survey of British concert halls, St. George’s Hall was confirmed as the oldest of all operating concert halls in the UK, having opened its doors to music lovers for the first time in 1853. Here’s what some of the world’s top conductors and soloists have had to say about our historic hall.
"Such a pleasure not only to work with a great orchestra in such a fine hall, but to receive such a warm reception.” Jonathan Brett, conductor Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
“Marvellous hall in the heart of England with all its history!” Jacek Kaspszyk, conductor Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
“I have had the great pleasure of performing regularly at St George’s Hall over many years and I always look forward to a return visit. I think the hall has one of the best acoustics in the country and I would describe it as a golden acoustic because it’s true, clear and wonderful to sing in.” Lesley Garrett
“A treat to perform in one of your country’s oldest halls with its great acoustic”
Terje Mikkelson, conductor Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio
“So good to perform in a hall where the acoustic is so sympathetic to the cello. I can’t wait to play here again!” Jiri Barta, cello soloist Czech National Symphony Orchestra
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- Enjoy substantial savings on Orchestral and Chamber concerts
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- Have first option on your seats next year
- Invitation to the FREE recital on Wednesday 19 September with British pianist Lucy Parham.
- Entry into a FREE PRIZE DRAW to win two tickets and overnight accommodation. This season we can offer a choice of two concerts – choose from:
Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra with Sarah Chang, violin. Choice of date & venue: Monday 22 Oct at Edinburgh Usher Hall, Tue 23 Oct at Manchester, Bridgewater Hall, Fri 26 Oct at London Cadogan Hall
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jiri Belohlavek, with Helene Grimaud, piano. Choice of date & venue: Friday 12 April at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sat 13 April at Edinburgh Usher Hall, Sun 14 April at Manchester Bridgewater Hall
- Two FREE tickets for one of our classical concerts to pass on to a friend, relative or neighbour who is new to classical music as part of our Pass It On Scheme
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New subscriptions go on sale on Monday 11 June 2012.
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Make a Night of It
As well as experiencing truly great live classical music in the beautiful surroundings of St George’s Hall, there’s so much more available to enhance your concert-going experience.
Join us for free pre-concert music performed by students from local schools in St George’s Restaurant and Bar area from 6.30pm.
Want to learn more about the pieces and composers you’re going to hear at that evening’s orchestral concert? Come along to one of our free pre-concert talks, starting at 6.30pm in the Gallery room.
Enjoy a delicious meal in St George’s Restaurant. Open from 5pm prior to orchestral concerts and offers a Table d’Hôte menu. Please call 01274 431052. (If answerphone in operation please leave a message.)
Following all orchestral concerts, members of the orchestra will perform an informal post-concert encore in the main bar area.
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