For their autumn concert Bristol Metropolitan
Orchestra’s programme includes two
exciting, towering works of early 20th century
music. They are joined by the talented young
cellist Ariana Kashefi performing Elgar’s Cello
Concerto. This wonderful lyrical piece was
Elgar’s last major work, written and given its
premiere almost exactly one hundred years
It has been hugely popular ever since
the iconic Du Pre/Barbirolli 1965 recording.
The orchestra also plays Stravinsky’s Firebird
suite, the piece with which Stravinsky
announced his arrival on the world stage.
It was also the first piece that Diaghilev
commissioned for the Ballets Russes, whose
influence continues to this day. An evening of
gripping music making!