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(120 mins )

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra



From £12

5% booking fee applies.

Full of drama and a spirit of rebirth following the dark times of the global pandemic, Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra returns to St George’s for their summer concert.

Bernstein  Candide Overture
Shostakovich  Excerpts from the Gadfly Suite Op 97
Bright  Lundeia World Premiere Commissioned Piece
Shostakovich  Symphony No 5 in D Minor Op 47

Conductor Tim Harrison | Leader Anneka Sutcliffe

We open with the exuberant overture from Bernstein’s Candide, the soaring beauty of Shostakovich’s Gadfly, and then a newly-commissioned composition by acclaimed local composer and producer Jacob Bright.

Based on reminiscences of Lundy Island off the Devonshire coast, Bright explores afresh the oceanic sound-world found in orchestral textures, creating a beautiful sense of hope through the storm.

Finally, Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony is an epic journey of struggle and triumph. Quoting Pushkin’s poem Rebirth, the composer-hero suffers a psychological crisis giving rise to a burst of energy:

Thus vanish the illusions

from my tormented soul

and in it appear visions

of original and innocent times.

Written and Produced by Jacob Bright

Written and Produced by Jacob Bright

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!