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Wed 8th May at 7:30pm
The Bristol Ensemble
@ Colston Hall, Bristol
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Beethoven Symphony No 9: The Bristol Ensemble, Freddy Kempf, Bristol Choral Society, Ben Gernon
"Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Beethoven's visionary 'Choral' Symphony broke through the boundaries of the classical symphony. Characterised by an intensity of emotional expression and overpowering energy, the choral finale, proclaiming the words of Schiller's Ode to Joy, is an iconic work in western music. We welcome back the virtuoso pianist Freddy Kempf to perform Gershwin's remarkable Rhapsody in Blue."
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A dynamic Bristol-based ensemble (formerly known as the Emerald Ensemble) which includes some of the finest young musicians in the country giving performances of great style and conviction combined with virtuosity.
Top class ensemble, exquisite performance' (Bristol Evening Post).
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Freddy Kempf came to national prominence in 1992 when he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition following a memorable performance of Rachmaninov's Paganini Variations. Today he is one of the most important young classical artists on the world stage. He has since performed at the very highest level, including most recently with the Philadelphia Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, CBSO, San Francisco Symphony, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
'Kempf shaped lines with delicacy and insight, yet it was the balance with an impetuous Beethovian fire that lifted the performance of the third concerto on to a higher level' (The Guardian)
'The delicacy of his touch was almost excruciating... His right-hand twinkled like a music box... The subtle, refined tenderness of Kempf’s musicianship keeps you leaning in... Kempf has the ability to turn his hand to every mood and style
necessary' (Time Out).
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Large auditioned choir (conductor Adrian Partington) staging top quality concerts in Bristol at the Colston Hall and Bristol Cathedral. Typical season includes at least three large-scale concerts per year with orchestras (such as Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) at the Colston Hall, plus a fourth at Bristol Cathedral as well as other events in and around Bristol. Presidents: Mark Padmore and the Lord Mayor of Bristol.
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Venue: Colston Hall
Phone: 0844 887 1500
Disabled Bookings: 0844 887 1500
Seating Plan: View the Seating Plan
→ Bristol Temple Meads 17 min walk
→ Clifton Down 18 min walk