John Pickard, conductor
Auditorium, Victoria Rooms
The Bristol Ensemble performs evocative new works by young Bristol University graduates Carmen Ho and Matthew Olyver, plus a searing setting by John Pickard of words by Gavin d'Costa, along with Howard Skempton’s Chamber Concerto.
The Bristol Ensemble is the city’s only professional orchestra, and as such holds a pivotal position in South West music, presenting a varied programme of concerts and events in the region’s major venues. This seasoned outfit frequently collaborates with internationally renowned artists, and has recorded award-winning music for TV and film, including the BAFTA-winning score for Any Human Heart.
Admission: £10/free for students and under-25s. Tickets can be purchased from Colston Hall at the following link:
Bristol New Music 2018, April 20-22, brings together world-class performers and creators for a celebration of the adventurous in contemporary music and visual arts. With Ulrich Mertin, Christie Finn, Audint, Uproar, Keith Tippett, BULO (Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra), Bristol Ensemble, the British Paraorchestra, and other top ensembles performing interdisciplinary, groundbreaking works of Aperghis, Reich, Skempton, Romitelli, and many others, with new commissions at venues spread across the city, this year’s festival (full programme to be announced February 2018) promises a sensory feast for the ears and eyes.
Bristol New Music is a consortium of five major organisations in Bristol including Colston Hall, Arnolfini, Spike Island, St George’s Bristol and University of Bristol.