CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Somerset Life today CLICK HERE

Leading BBC Violinist to join Bristol Metroplitan Orchestra for a ‘one-off’ concert

PUBLISHED: 10:14 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 10:15 17 February 2014

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra Gala event

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra Gala event

Archant

Charles Mutter, violinist and distinguished associate leader of the BBC’s Concert Orchestra, will join the renowned Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra (BMO) and conductor William Goodchild, for a memorable evening of classical greats as a ‘one off’ event on Saturday 8 March.

Celebrated guest soloist, Charles Mutter, is due to take centre stage at St George’s, one of the country’s leading concert halls, which boasts superb acoustics and attracts some of the world’s best artists, alongside the popular symphonic-sized Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra.

The concert on Saturday 8 March at 7.30pm will open with Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, a symphonic poem with depictions of Friar Lawrence, the warring Capulets and Montagues, and the star-crossed lovers. Charles Mutter will join the orchestra to perform Korngold’s romantic Violin Concerto. Perhaps less well-known, this work nevertheless deserves the limelight because of its exciting virtuosity and expressive melodic lines from the composer’s Hollywood film music scores of the 1930s. The evening will conclude with Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony, a cheerfully lyric work inspired by Bohemian folk music.

William Goodchild, conductor of the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, comments: “We are immensely excited to have secured Charles Mutter for our forthcoming concert of popular works by Tchaikovsky, Korngold and Dvorak. With their great romantic themes we know that the audience is in for a real treat. Securing Charles Mutter will serve to further strengthen the relationship between the BMO and players from the esteemed BBC Concert Orchestra, a union, which I hope will flourish. This concert, in aid of St Peter’s Hospice, would not be possible without additional funding from Ovation Finance and, thanks to the organisation’s support; the Orchestra will be able to take part in an all-day rehearsal with Charles as its tutor as well as its soloist, in addition to regular sectional rehearsals with Bristol musicians. We are very grateful to the business for their generous ongoing support, which will enable the Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra to grow and thrive to delight our supporters now and in the future.”

Chris Budd, managing director from Ovation Finance, comments: “Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra is acclaimed for its imaginative programming and the upcoming concert with the well-known violin soloist Charles Mutter alongside very talented conductor, William Goodchild, are sure to delight audiences who, I am certain, will be captivated by their performances. This much-awaited concert follows on from the orchestra’s previous performances at St George’s where the Bristol Evening Post’s John Packwood described the orchestra as producing “exquisite and electrifying performances” and being “…a joy to hear”. The full-sized symphony orchestra gives three concerts this year under the baton of its excellent conductor William Goodchild and we are pleased to support the gifted players, which make up this superb Orchestra.”

Additional highlights of Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra’s forthcoming 2014 season include mesmeric London soloist Kwesi Edman, who will perform two works for cello at St George’s in the Orchestra’s summer concert on 5 July. The year will culminate with a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on November 15 at Colston Hall. The City of Bristol Choir, with additional choristers from Exultate Singers and Bristol Schools Chamber Choir, will join the Orchestra for this concert, which is in aid of St Peter’s Hospice. The performance has been made possible with additional funding from Ovation Finance.

Ticket prices for the concert with William Mutter range from £6 - 14 and are available in advance from St George’s Box Office on: 0845 4024001 or online via www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk or can, alternatively, be purchased on the door.

0 comments

More from Out & About

34 minutes ago

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne discovers wildlife-rich waters, an old railway line and Victorian splendour at the foot of the Mendips

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A bracing winter walk is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs, and where better to embrace the crisp, chilly air than through the varied, and beautiful, landscape that Somerset has to offer

Read more
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

From playtime and past times to ephemeral and esoteric, Simone Stanbrook-Byrne looks at 30 reasons why we will forever love Exmoor

Read more
Monday, November 26, 2018

In this edition of her special series taking a look at village life in Somerset, Andrea Cowan visits Milverton

Read more
Thursday, November 22, 2018

Magnificent architecture, rich in history and truly stunning, stately homes and gardens provide a delightful day out for visitors. Somerset boasts plenty, and we bring you 8 of the most special locations to visit this Christmas

Read more

A favourite spot for locals, Emma Dredge explains why people love Chard Reservoir, its scenery and its wildlife

Read more
Friday, November 9, 2018

Military historian Richard Pursehouse reveals the significant connection between a Somerset centenarian and a famous Westminster grave

Read more
Friday, November 2, 2018

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne takes a look at The Macmillan Way, a long-distance path that was specifically set up to raise money for charity

Read more
Friday, November 2, 2018

What is it that makes Taunton unique? Here’s 10 of our favourite highlights

Read more
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

With landmarks steeped in history, coaching inns housing tragic tales and plenty of scary stories from around the region, its little wonder Somerset is full of haunted locations waiting to be explored. We’ve found 15 of the spookiest spots to visit if you dare!

Read more
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Simone Stanbrook-Byrne explores two villages on the Mendip Hills and the tranquil paths that link them

Read more
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Somerset’s county town has more than its fair share of good pubs, and a myriad of wonderful walking routes between them, as Laurence McJannet discovers

Read more
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Calor’s generosity means that we can give a new lease of life to our village hall.”

Read more
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

This month Andrea visits Ashcott

Read more
 
A+ South & South West

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

subscription ad


Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

subscription ad

Local Business Directory

Property Search