Beethoven: Symphony No.7

  • Tuesday 12 March 2013 7.30pm
  • BRISTOL Colston Hall (Map)
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.7
  • Bristol Ensemble
  • Evelyn Glennie: percussion
  • Ben Gernon: conductor
  • Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • Alexis Alrich: Marimba Concerto (UK Première)
  • Vivaldi arr. Glennie: Concerto in C F.VI No.4
  • Beethoven: Symphony No.7
  • Pre-concert interview 6.15-6.45 with Peter Yeman and Dame Evelyn Glennie

Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in musical history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist. In this concert she will perform the UK premiere of the young Hong Kong-based composer Alexis Alrich’s Marimba Concerto, inspired by natural landscapes and, conversely, modern urban sounds.

Alongside these contemporary pieces, the Bristol Ensemble continues its Beethoven Symphonies Series with a performance of Symphony no. 7, the success of which marked ’one of the most important moments in the life of the master‘, according to Beethoven’s assistant Anton Schindler. An unrelenting rhythmic drive underpins the the work and the path back to the home key towards the end of the final movement is one of the most ingenious and original passages in Beethoven’s symphonies.

TICKETS £27, £24, £19, £15,u26s £8, u18s £1. Book all three series concerts for £49. Booking from Colston Hall on 0117 922 3686 or online here