Adam Renton, General Manager Bradford Theatres comments
“Earlier this year, St George’s Hall reopened its doors after transformational refurbishment and we hosted a mini season of orchestral concerts in the much-loved historic city centre venue. I am now delighted to announce that a full seven concert orchestral season will be presented for 2019/2020.
We welcome back our resident orchestra, The Hallé, with three concerts this season including their very popular New Year Celebration Viennese Concert. The best international orchestras also return to Bradford including the Prague Symphony Orchestra and St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.
This year will see a new era for the Chamber Season, now in its 32nd year, which will move to a new home. After a long residency at Bradford Cathedral, it has been decided to bring both strands of our classical music season under the same roof at St George’s Hall. This decision has not been taken lightly and our aim is to ensure the longevity of the concert hall and the future of classical music in the city.
For the Chamber Season we will only open the stalls area so customers can continue to enjoy chamber music in an intimate setting but with the ‘golden’ acoustic that St George’s Hall is renowned for.”
The opening concert of the 152nd Orchestral Concert Season is with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 26 October and will be conducted by José Luis Gomez.Heis joined by international guitarist Miloš Karadagli?, who is regarded as perhaps the greatest guitarist in the world today, he performs the most popular of all guitar pieces, the Guitar Concerto Aranjuez with its ravishing slow movement.
The Orchestral Concert Season continues throughout 2019 and into 2020 with performances by The Hallé, Prague Symphony Orchestra, andthe European Union Chamber Orchestra.
The St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra joined by pianist Noriko Ogawa close the season on Friday 29 May 2020 with an exciting all-Russian programme, opening with Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1.
The 32nd Chamber Concert Season now in its new home at St George’s Hall opens on Friday 27 September 2019 with celebrated pianist Stephen Kovacevich. The programme includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert.
The season welcomes a number of award-winning performers including Laura van der Heijden, Roberto Ruisi, Benjamin Grosvenor and Linos Piano Trio.
The season concludes with a performance from one of the UK’s best loved pianists, Martin Roscoe joined by Carducci Quartet and Daniel Storer.
St George’s Hall Café which opens from 5pm prior to classical music concerts serves a selection of delicious light meals. Or customers can just relax with a hot drink and cake in the stylish surroundings which celebrate the venue’s rich heritage.
There are orchestral and chamber subscription package available to buy from Monday 22 July 2019 saving customers up to 20%. Tickets go on general sale on Monday 29 July; call the Box Office on 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk