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Woman with a fringe smiling wearing a blue short in front of a piano

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.

Tchaikovsky  Polonaise from ‘Eugene Onegin’
Scriabin  Piano Concerto Op 20
Tchaikovsky   Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64

Nicola Meecham Piano
Tom Gauterin Conductor

For their first concert after lockdown, Bristol Classical Players have prepared a feast of soulful Russian greats.

They open with Tchaikovsky’s swirling Polonaise from his opera based on Pushkin’s passionate novella, and conclude with his always-popular 5th Symphony. Tchaikovsky himself described the work as ‘wrestling with Fate’, in reference to the doom-laden motif that recurs throughout the work but is finally conquered.

In between, the orchestra are joined by Bath-based pianist Nicola Meecham, who makes her BCP debut with Scriabin’s unique Piano Concerto. This beautiful work feels like no other in the repertoire and showcases Scriabin’s extraordinary feeling for harmony and lyrical piano writing. It has been described as the missing link between Chopin and Rachmaninov; but it really takes a path all of its own.

Nicola Meecham borders on the sensational – International Piano

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!