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September 2017

Leicester Grammar School Concert

Saturday 16th September 2017 at 7:30 pm
Leicester Grammar School, London Road
Great Glen, Leicestershire LE8 9FL
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This is the Bardi's third concert at Leicester Grammar School as part of the Orchestra's unique association with the school. Head of Music David Whittle will be Guest Conductor in a performance of the Symphony in D minor by Cesar Franck and as a contrast, the suite from Bernstein's West Side Story. As in previous Bardi/LGS concerts, students from the school will be performing concerto movements and short solo pieces with the Orchestra.

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October 2017

Life, Love and Nature

Sunday 8th October 2017 at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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The first De Montfort Hall concert of the new Bardi season  "Life, Love and Nature" will see the welcome return of BBC Young Musician Finalist Isata Kanneh-Mason as our soloist to play Schumann's romantic Piano Concerto. Dvorák's Carnaval Overture will give a lively start the concert and the evocative Symphony No.5 by Vaughan Williams a contrast in the second half. Although completed in 1943 in the midst of the Second World War, much of the music of the symphony looks back to the composer's earlier style of the Tallis Fantasia.

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November 2017

Leicestershire Chorale 40th Anniversary Concert

Sunday 19th November 2017 at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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Leicestershire Chorale are celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a performance of the Verdi Requiem and the Coronation Te Deum by William Walton at De Montfort Hall. Chorale Director Tom Williams will be conducting the Verdi and Guest Conductor Paul McCreesh the Walton.
Please note this concert is not part of the Bardi Symphony Orchestra concert season.
All tickets and prices for this concert are available from the De Montfort Hall Box Office (0116) 233 3111.

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December 2017

A Christmas Festival

Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7:30 pm
Holy Trinity Church, Regent Road
Leicester, LE1 6WY
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The annual Christmas Festival Concert at Holy Trinity Church has become one of the hilights of the Bardi concert season. This year the concert will be again conducted by David Calow with seasonal readings by John Florance. Colin Blackler will again be our compere and we welcome back Nicky Bingham as our soprano soloist. Tickets £10 (£8 concessions) 18 & under/NUS £3. On the door or telephone: 0116 2717849

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February 2018

Eroica

Sunday 4th February 2018 at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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Tamsin Waley-Cohen returns as our violin soloist in the second De Montfort Hall Concert of the season the play the highly charged Violin Concerto by Sibelius. Mozart's ever-popular Overture to The Magic Flute commences the proceedings and we turn to Beethoven's ground-breaking third symphony the "Eroica" for our finale.

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March 2018

The Magic of the Musicals

Sunday 18th March 2018 at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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Join the Bardi Symphony Orchestra and guest vocal soloists at the best seat in the house to hear music and songs from a fabulous selection of Broadway and West End blockbusters including The Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, Cats, Carousel, Les Misérables, Mack and Mabel, Anything Goes, The King and I, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and of course The Sound of Music!

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May 2018

A Hero’s Life

Sunday 13th May 2018 at 3:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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Three top-flight international soloists join the Orchestra for Beethoven’s joyous and rarely heard Triple Concerto, followed by Richard Strauss’s mighty "Ein Heldenleben" (A Hero’s Life) to bring the Bardi’s season to a dazzling and heroic close.

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June 2018

Family Gala Concert

Sunday 24th June 2018 at 5:00 pm
De Montfort Hall, Granville Road
Leicester, LE1 7RU
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The annual Family Gala Concert Concert at De Montfort Hall has become one of the highlights of the Bardi Wind concert season. Over the recent years the concert has raised thousands of pounds for local charities. This year the concert will be again conducted by Music Director David Calow with Compere Martin Ballard from BBC Radio Leicester and soloists Jenny Saunders and David Morris.  The concert continues the association with Oadby & Wigston Lions Club and will supporting the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre Children's Heart Hospital relocation.

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July 2018

Bardi Young Musician Concert 2018 Leicester Haymarket Theatre

Sunday 8th July 2018 at 3:00 pm
Haymarket Theatre, 1 Garrick Walk
Leicester, LE1 3AF
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The Bardi Young Musician 2018 is Trumpeter Evie Dunn.
The concert will be at the newly re-opened Haymarket Theatre in Leicester.
Sunday 8th July 2018 3pm.

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August 2018

Bradgate Proms Concert

Saturday 18th August 2018 at 7:00 pm
Bradgate Park, Newtown Linford
Leicester, LE6 0HE
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Bardi Wind Orchestra Bradgate Proms

Saturday 8th August 2018 at 7:00pm

Join the Bardi Wind Orchestra under the baton of Music Director David Calow again for this year's Bradgate Park Prom Concert.
Here fantastic music from stage and screen and sing along in a "Last Night of the Proms" Finale with wildlife friendly fireworks!

Conductor - David Calow

Compere - Colin Blackler

Soprano - Jenny Saunders
Tenor – David Morris

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