Bradford's International Orchestral Concert Season 2014/15
With Bradford Chamber Season
Adam Renton, General Manager, Bradford Theatres says:
"As we embark upon a new season of world-class classical music at St George's Hall and Bradford Cathedral, I would once again like to thank you for your continued support of our international concert season here in Bradford.
We present an exciting range of concerts for you this season with the Russian State Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic, St Petersburg Symphony and Berne Symphony Orchestra. We also welcome back our resident orchestra The Hallé for three concerts, including one conducted by Sir Mark Elder in March 2015, which is the 150th year since The Hallé first visited St George's Hall.
We hope you, your friends and family continue to enjoy concerts at St George's Hall, the UK's premiere concert hall and in Bradford's beautiful Cathedral."
A welcome message from our Orchestral Patron, Lesley Garrett
"For a third year I am thrilled to have been asked by Bradford Theatres to be Patron of the Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season 2014/15. I am delighted that they have extended my patronage for a further year as the programme for this season is truly exceptional.
St George's reputation as a jewel of a Concert Hall attracts performers from all corners of the globe who know its crystal clear acoustic is an experience all musicians treasure.
As well as international orchestras such as the Russian State Philharmonic and Berne Symphony Orchestra, I am delighted that the Hallé Orchestra, which has long been a good friend of Bradford and St George's, are performing on three separate occasions this season.
For those who prefer a more intimate Chamber experience, the magnifi cent Bradford Cathedral will be hosting concerts featuring artists as varied as pianist John Lill and cellist Leonard Elschenbroich.
I very much hope that you will join me in supporting the Bradford International Orchestral Season which continues to attract the very best national and international artists.
See you there!"
Patron, Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season
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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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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