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August 2019

Bardi Symphony Orchestra – Gigs in the Gardens

Monday 26th August at 7:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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Conductor  - Claus Efland
Compere - Martin Ballard from BBC Radio Leicester
The Bardi Symphony Orchestra are promising a spectacular finale to our Gigs in the Gardens summer series. The local musicians will be performing a raft of popular film and stage classics before a firework encore.

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October 2019

Austrian Connections

Sunday 6th October at 3:30 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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The Bardi’s new season opens with well-known music from two great Austrian composers.  The Orchestra’s own wind soloists begin the concert with Mozart’s sublime Concertante for Winds and orchestra, with the towering “Romantic” fourth symphony by Bruckner as a contrast in the second half.

PLEASE NOTE THE CONCERT STARTS AT THE LATER TIME OF  3.30pm

Pre-concert talk at 2.30pm hosted by John Florance

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Leicester Grammar School Concert

Saturday 26th October at 7:30 pm
Leicester Grammar School, London Road
Great Glen, Leicestershire LE8 9FL
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John Barker - Conductor

A “Voyage Through the Ages” concert showcasing the talents of LGS students both as concerto soloists and as guest members of the Bardi Symphony Orchestra.

To include: Beethoven Egmont overture, Glazunov Saxophone and Mendelssohn Violin concerto movements, Haydn Symphony No.101 2nd movement, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and suites from Star Wars, Psycho and Wicked.

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December 2019

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Sunday 1st December at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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Popular concert hall favourites feature in the Bardi’s second concert of the season. The magical overture to Hansel and Gretel is followed by Tchaikovsky’s powerful Violin Concerto with rising star Natalia Lomeiko as the soloist. Dvorák’s seventh symphony, a work more in the style of Brahms but still featuring the composer’s Bohemian melodies, completes the concert.

Pre-concert talk at 2pm hosted by John Florance

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January 2020

Bardi Young Musician Concert

Sunday 26th January 2020 at 3:00 pm

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Guest Conductor - Paul Hilliam

The annual Bardi Young Musician concert series goes from strength to strength. These concerts are intended to encourage emerging and talented young soloists by giving them a platform on which to perform with a full symphony orchestra. 

The Bardi Young Musician 2020 will be a woodwind player.

Details of the soloist and the concert programme will be announced on the Orchestra’s website (www.bardi.org.uk) in late September 2019.

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March 2020

A Young Person’s Introduction to the Symphony Orchestra

Sunday 15th March 2020 at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU

Guest Conductor and Host - Richard Laing

Tuba - Stephen Calow

A Young Person’s Introduction to the Symphony Orchestra

Join the Bardi to learn about the instruments of the Symphony Orchestra, in a feast of popular classical and film music for all the family hosted by Guest Conductor Richard Laing.

The concert will include performances of Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and George Kleinsinger‘s Tubby the Tuba, both with narrator.

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May 2020

The Essence of Elgar

Sunday 17th May 2020 at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU

The Bardi’s De Montfort Hall season finale sees three works showing different sides of one of England’s greatest composers, Sir Edward Elgar. The first half has the delightful String Serenade contrasting strongly with the passionate and powerful Cello Concerto. The mighty First Symphony brings the concert to a magnificent conclusion with one of Elgar’s most inspired themes.

Conductor - Claus Efland

Cello - Lydia Shelley

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