BSO Natural Beauty

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Natural Beauty

This event takes place at Plymouth Guildhall


Thursday 7 February Download Calendar


This event takes place at Plymouth Guildhall.

Mendelssohn – The Hebrides Overture
Brahms – Violin Concerto
Dvořák – Symphony No.8

Dvořák broke new ground with his Eighth Symphony, a work, as he explained, meant to be “different from the other symphonies, with individual thoughts worked out in a new way.” The music is steeped in the flavour and atmosphere of the Czech countryside, particularly hunting horn calls and birdsong as well as dramatic fanfares that suggest non-musical images. Often described as a sunny work, it is much more than that. There are passages of drama, exhilaration, happiness and nostalgia, evoking a wide range of human emotions and profound optimism.

Brahms’ concerto stands as one of the largest and most challenging works in the solo violin repertoire, a work which shows the two opposite sides of his creative mind – Brahms the song writer and Brahms the symphonist. It is a song for the violin on a symphonic scale – a lyrical outpouring which exercises to the full his great powers of inventive development.

Fingal’s Cave conjures up a whole seascape including the grandeur of the cave itself, the swelling of the sea, the light on the water and the fury of the waves breaking on the cliffs. It was one of the first works of music to evoke nature in this way, and remains one of the greatest of its genre.

Michael Seal – Conductor
Ning Feng – Violin

Pricing & Concessions

Price band A: £22
Price band B: £17

Wheelchair users: 50% discount and 50% discount for one companion

Under 18: 50% discount

Full-time Students: 50% discount (with valid proof)

Job Seekers, Income Support Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance: 50% discount (with valid proof)

One Essential Companion: 50% discount

BSO Musicians and Staff: 50% discount (with green BSO ID card)

Groups 10+: 10% discount

Groups 20+: 20% discount

Groups 30+: 30% discount