29th July 2022
As we build up to the 2022/23 season launch, we’re taking a look back at some of the memorable highlights from the past year. Below are a number of performances from the 2021/22 season…
Bach (orch. Elgar) – Fantasia and Fugue in C minor – 10th October 2021
After more than 18 months away from the concert stage, the Bardi made a triumphant return to De Montfort Hall in October 2021 and a truly memorable performance of Elgar’s rarely heard, exciting orchestration of Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue opened the season in style.
Dukas – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – 20th March 2022
The Bardi Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of 2022 came with a number of Covid-related difficulties, none more so than Mihkel Kerem superbly standing in as leader on 24 hour’s notice. But the concert also helped to raise over £1,000 for the DEC’s Ukraine Appeal thanks to the generosity of our audience. The concert included this performance of Dukas’ riotous The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.
Elgar – Serenade for Strings in E minor – 15th May 2022
The Orchestra’s season finale at De Montfort Hall was an all-Elgar affair featuring the famous Cello Concerto, but it the concert opened with his Serenade for Strings allowing the Bardi string section the opportunity to showcase their beautiful sound.
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