The Bardi announce the new 2018/19 Concert Season at De Montfort Hall and the Haymarket Theatre

Haymarket Theatre Concert 

Sunday 7th October 2018                                 


Conductor: Claus Efland                                                    

The Bardi Wind Soloists

Oboe – Linda Backhouse
Clarinet – Andrew Piper
Bassoon – Ceri Beaumont
Horn – Mark Penny

Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture, ‘Fingals Cave’
Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante K.297b
Brahms – Symphony No. 1 in C minor

The Bardi open their 2018/19 season at the newly refurbished Haymarket Theatre in Leicester!

The concert will include Mendelssohn’s “Fingal’s Cave” Overture and Brahms’s powerful Symphony No.1.
The principal Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn from the Orchestra are also showcased in Mozart’s Wind Sinfonia Concertante.


De Montfort Hall Concert            

Saturday 10th November 2018          


Conductor: Claus Efland

With Leicester Philharmonic Choir, Leicester Bach Choir & Leicestershire Chorale
Soloists; Ilona Domnich, Mark Milhofer & Malachy Frame

Britten  War Requiem

To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the Great War, the Bardi are joined by Leicestershire’s three leading Choirs in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s powerfully moving War Requiem.


De Montfort Hall Concert            

Sunday 17th February 2019      


Conductor: Claus Efland                

Viennese Concert – to include

Johann Strauss I & II – Waltzes, Polkas, Marches
Schubert – Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’
Von Suppe – Light Cavalry overture

Vienna is celebrated in style by the Bardi in music by Johann Strauss Father & Son, including the Radetsky March and The Blue Danube Waltz. Schubert’s 8th Symphony, his ‘Unfinished’ and the rousing Light Cavalry Overture are also in the programme.


De Montfort Hall Concert          

Sunday 24th March 2019                                  


Conductor: Claus Efland                                  

With Dance Activate

Ballet Concert – to include  Tchaikovsky  – The Nutcracker Act 2

Following the successful collaboration with the Bardi last season in Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird, Dance Activate return in a Ballet Gala concert which includes the 2nd Act of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

De Montfort Hall Concert          

Sunday 19th May 2019                                    


Conductor: Claus Efland
Piano: Katya Apekisheva

Northern Rhapsodies

Sibelius – Karelia Suite
Rachmaninov – Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Nielsen – Symphony No.5

Russian-born Pianist Katya Apekisheva makes a welcome return in a performance of Rachmaninov’s famous Paganini Variations while Sibelius’s popular Karelia Suite and Nielsen’s powerful 5th Symphony complete the Bardi’s final concert of the season.


Please click on the De Montfort Hall link on the home page to book tickets for the 4 DMH concerts.


Season Tickets in three price levels are available for the 4 De Montfort Hall Concerts. £ 32  £44  £52


Please go to the Haymarket Theatre Booking Office 0116 2961236 to purchase tickets for the first concert of the season.
The Haymarket Theatre Box Office is open 12noon – 2pm only Monday-Friday
The box office website is: