Bradford's International Orchestral Concert Season 2015/16
With Bradford Chamber Season
Adam Renton, General Manager, Bradford Theatres says:
"As we embark on the 150th orchestral season at St George’s Hall, we enter a new phase for Bradford’s historic hall. Bradford Council is seeking to undertake a programme of works to maintain and improve the building 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.
Work continues to prepare for round two of the application process for Heritage Lottery Funding to support this improvement programme. Subject to funding being available, the Hall is scheduled to close temporarily in March 2016 for twelve months to allow these works to be completed. This means unavoidably reducing the number of orchestral concerts in the 2015/16 season.
The 2015/16 orchestral season consists of four concerts with performances by Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra and two concerts performed by our resident orchestra, the Hallé; including of course the very popular New Year Celebration concert.
When St George’s Hall re-opens in 2017, I look forward to welcoming you to a venue which will still maintain all the character and wonderful acoustics that makes St George’s Hall one of the UK’s premiere concert halls.”
A welcome message from our Orchestral Patron, Lesley Garrett
“I am delighted to continue my patronage of the Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season in 2015/16. This exciting season brings some world renowned orchestras and international artists to St George’s Hall in Bradford.
I am especially pleased to be involved at such an important time in the history of St George’s Hall. It’s a joy to hear that St George’s Hall is being considered for Heritage Lottery Funding so that renovations can be undertaken, preserving the character and of course those golden acoustics I love.
I very much hope that you will join me in supporting the Bradford International Orchestral Season this year.”
Patron, Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season
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.*
*Subject to availability and does not include the Halle New Year concert
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