Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
On Your Doorstep
A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.
Dvořák Wind Serenade in D minor Op 44
Beethoven Septet in E-flat Major Op 20
When Dvořák wrote his Serenade for 10 winds and 2 lower strings in January 1878, the heyday of the great wind serenades and “Harmoniemusik” wind ensembles was already long gone. He was probably inspired by hearing Mozart’s Gran Partita shortly beforehand in Vienna. It was during the second half of the 18th century that serenades and divertimentos represented the favourite pop music of the aristocracy and middle class, and Beethoven’s Septet sums up this frothiest of musical entertainments. Much to Beethoven’s chagrin, its relentless popularity tended to eclipse some of his greater achievements. He ranted and railed when the work continued to overshadow his truly great masterpieces until his dying day. However, the numerous reincarnations of the Septet bear eloquent witness to the work’s hit-parade status among amateur musicians of the time.
Festive Pre-event Food & Drink
Enjoy delicious drinks and seasonal light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.
Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, including mulled wine, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips and special festive treats (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.
Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!