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7.30pm

Bristol Classical Players

Tickets

£18, £16

A 5% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.

Verdi  Overture to I Vespri Siciliani
R Strauss Four Last Songs
Vaughan Williams  A London Symphony

Soprano Charlotte Newstead
Conductor Tom Gauterin

Tonight’s concert combines works inspired by lifelong loves: Verdi’s love of his native Italy and its history (thoroughly reciprocated – V.E.R.D.I. was the rallying cry of the Italian unification movement!); Strauss’s devotion to the soprano voice and his wife Pauline, for whom he wrote many songs; and Vaughan Williams’s love for London.

Although Vaughan Williams is often thought of as a countryside composer, he lived for most of his life in London and absorbed its sights and sounds. A London Symphony was his own favourite among his symphonies, and paints a vivid picture of the bustling, vibrant Edwardian city. In his 150th birthday year, there could be no better tribute for one of Britain’s greatest composers.

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and 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, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (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!