Classical Bristol is all about inspiring people to explore the world of classical music. We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to enjoy the fantastic concerts that Bristol’s music venues host. Colston Hall and St George’s Bristol are both working hard to make sure that nobody is left behind: if you’re under 25, this one’s for you.

The arrival of the world-class London Symphony Orchestra at Colston Hall later this month promises a spectacular night of music. The LSO can make almost anything sound exquisite: combined with the beauty of Ravel, the mastery of Brahms and a journey into modernist genius with Dutilleux, this will be an evening full of fireworks: of breath-taking delicacy, iridescent sound, and smouldering rage. If you’re under 25, you can have the experience of a lifetime, with one of the worlds best orchestras, for only £8.50.

It’s not only international talent that’s coming to Bristol’s concert venues – thanks to the wonderful work of the CAVATINA Trust, under-25s can see chamber concerts at both Colston Hall and St George’s Bristol for free. Be at the forefront of classical music’s up-and-coming stars with Colston Hall’s lunchtime concerts: bask in the immense talent of Savitri Grier and Richard Uttley as they blaze a trail through Schubert, Messiaen and Poulenc; witness the making of a maestro with the very best of the Royal Academy of Music students: the future of classical music, and all for free.

Experience the London Bridge Trio in action as they champion the music of Fanny Mendelssohn at St George’s Bristol, where every lunchtime chamber concert is supported by the CAVATINA scheme: if you want to expand your interests while you’re there, then take a look at the lunchtime programming, because no matter what you turn up to, all their lunchtime concerts are now free for under-25s.

Colston Hall aren’t the only ones luring international talent to Bristol: March sees St George’s Bristol welcome back to acclaimed Aurora Orchestra, who are accompanied by one of the UK’s top vocal ensembles, Tenebrae. Musicians of this calibre working together is always exciting, and coupled with Arvo Pärt’s ethereal setting of the St John Passion, it’s a journey into the depths of the soul that you can be a part of for as little as £5.

Whether it’s you, your kids, your grandchildren, siblings or friends, Colston Hall and St George’s Bristol are making it as easy and as cheap as possible to get you to some of the best concerts of 2018. With ticket prices forever on the rise, make the most of the opportunity to share the experience of some of the world’s best classical music with the people you love – one concert is all it takes to inspire a lifetime full of the wonders of music.

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