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The 147th orchestral season in the UK’s premiere concert hall

Pass on your passion for classical music Welcome to the 147th Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season and the 25th Anniversary of Bradford’s Chamber Season. I would like to thank everyone who supported our most recent season; I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I think you’ll agree that one of the highlights was the Hallé Viennese concert: always a special part of our season but made even more so as we were joined by Yorkshire’s own Lesley Garrett. Lesley Garrett has been a supporter of St George’s Hall for many years and has openly praised the historic venue we have here in Bradford. It is therefore a privilege to announce that Lesley has agreed to be the Patron of our forthcoming season. We still face challenges and I still ask for your assistance to maintain the success of last year. Please continue to be ambassadors and keep spreading the word about the outstanding season of world-class classical music we offer right here in Bradford. I look forward to welcoming you and your friends to the UK’s premiere concert hall. With best regards Adam Renton General Manager Bradford Theatres Bradford Theatres are TMA Award Winners: Most Welcoming Theatre, and White Rose Tourism Award Nominee: Access for All

Photos: Martin Pinder

Having been born and raised in Yorkshire, I have long been aware that Bradford has one of the most outstanding concert halls in the UK. I was therefore delighted when I was asked to become patron of the Bradford International Orchestral concert season. I was very pleased to return to St George’s Hall last season with the Hallé, where I greatly appreciated the tremendously warm welcome I received from the Bradford audience. I very much look forward to joining you again in the future and, as patron of your series, I shall take a great interest in the splendid concerts that are promoted each year in your wonderful concert hall. Lesley Garrett Patron – Bradford International Orchestral Concert Season

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Pass It On Scheme

Lucy Parham: Wednesday 19 September, 7.30pm British pianist Lucy Parham first came to public attention when she won the 1984 BBC Young Musician of the Year award.

This is your opportunity to be an ambassador for the season and pass on your passion for classical music to a new audience. The aim of the scheme is to encourage a new generation of classical music lovers to attend our concerts.

“A highly gifted and sensitive musician. This was playing of real artistry and stylistic conviction.” The Daily Telegraph

Prize-draw You are offered the opportunity to enter a free prize-draw competition to win two tickets and overnight accommodation to your choice of concert from a selection across the UK.

Friends & Family Voucher

The Pass It On Scheme entitles subscribers to two free tickets for selected concerts. You can give these to your children, grandchildren, friends or neighbours and help us to secure the future of classical music in Bradford. Terms and conditions apply.

Further details on all of the above will be sent to subscribers in due course.

Treat a friend or family member to the delights of classical music with an exclusive offer. Your voucher entitles your guest to 25% off a pair of tickets for specially selected concerts in the 2012/13 season.

Make a night of it As well as experiencing truly great live classical music in the beautiful surroundings of St George’s Hall, there’s so much more happening on a concert evening. Join us for free pre-concert music performed by students from local schools in St George’s Restaurant and Bar area from 6.30pm. Want to learn more about the pieces and composers you’re going to hear at that evening’s orchestral concert? Come along to one of our free pre-concert talks, starting at 6.30pm in the Gallery room. Enjoy a delicious meal in St George’s Restaurant. Open from 5pm prior to orchestral concerts and offers a Table d’Hôte menu. Please call 01274 431052 to book. (If answerphone in operation, please leave a message.)

Following all orchestral concerts, members of the orchestra will perform an informal post-concert encore in the main bar area (excludes EUCO).

Orchestral Season Concert Chamber Season Concert Choral Concert Friday 28 September 2012, 7.30pm Bradford Cathedral

Tasmin Little Violin

& John Lenehan Piano

Thursday 11 October 2012, 7.30pm St George’s Hall

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Vladimir Altschuler Conductor Alexander Sitkovetsky Violin Soloist

Friday 26 October 2012, 7.30pm Bradford Cathedral

Dominant Quartet, Moscow

Friday 16 November 2012, 7.30pm Bradford Cathedral

Martin Roscoe Piano

Friday 23 November 2012, 7.30pm St George’s Hall

The Hallé Cristian Mandeal Conductor Piano Soloist to be announced September Winner of Terence Judd-Hallé Award at the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition.

Brahms Sonatensatz from FAE Sonata Beethoven Sonata in A Op.47 Kreutzer Delius Sonata No.2

Britten Suite Op.6 Lullaby Lenehan/Little Tchaikovskiana

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (15’) Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto Op.35 in D major (33’) Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 (50’)

Mozart K.458 in B flat The Hunt Beethoven Op.59 No.2 in E minor Rasumovsky Rachmaninov Romance and Scherzo Tchaikovsky Quartet Op.11 No.1 in D Haydn Sonata in B minor Hob.XVI/32 Brahms Four Pieces Op.119 Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C for Piano, Op.53 Waldstein Schubert Sonata in B flat D.960 Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 in C major (34’) Schubert Symphony No.9 The Great (44’)

Sunday 2 December 2012, 3pm St George’s Hall

Bradford Festival Choral Society

Messiah – Handel Joined by the Skipton Building Society Camerata with a fabulous line-up of soloists to be announced.

Thomas Leech Conductor

Saturday 15 December 2012, 3pm St George’s Hall

Bradford Festival Choral Society Bradford Youth Choirs Rothwell Temperance Band

Family Christmas Spectacular Programme includes a selection of popular carols and Christmas tunes.

Thomas Leech Conductor

Sunday 6 January 2013, 3pm St George’s Hall

The Hallé David Parry Conductor Toby Spence Tenor Soloist

Friday 8 February 2013, 7.30pm Bradford Cathedral

Parley of Instruments The Golden Age of Baroque

Sunday 17 February 2013, 3pm St George’s Hall

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Jacek Kaspszyk Conductor Mikhail Rudy Piano Soloist

Friday 15 March 2013, 7.30pm Bradford Cathedral

Orsino Piano Trio

New Year Celebration Viennese Concert Featuring a programme of favourites by the Strauss family and arias/songs from The Land of Smiles, The Merry Widow, The Gipsy Baron and La Belle Hélène.

Programme includes

Handel Sonata in G minor HWV364a (c.1724) Purcell Sonata for Violin, Bass Viol and Harpsichord in G minor

Bach Sonata in E minor for Violin, Cello and Harpsichord BWV1023 Vivaldi Sonata No.3 in A minor for Cello and Harpsichord RV43

Bernstein Candide Overture (5’) Penderecki Chaconne (8’) Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58 in G major (34’) Mahler Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor (68’) Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor Op.1 No.3 Ravel Piano Trio Schumann Piano Trio No.1 in D minor Op.63

Saturday 23 March 2013, 7.30pm

Petri Aarnio Director Emma Johnson Clarinet Soloist

Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Serenade K.525 (16’) Mozart Clarinet Concerto K.622 in A major (25’) Barber Adagio for Strings (8’) Haydn Symphony No.49 La Passione (22’)

Friday 12 April 2013, 7.30pm

Programme includes

St George’s Hall

European Union Chamber Orchestra

Bradford Cathedral

Raphael Wallfisch Cello

& John York Piano

Friday 26 April 2013, 7.30pm St George’s Hall

The Hallé Andrew Manze Conductor Jennifer Pike Violin Soloist

Friday 3 May 2013, 7.30pm Bradford Cathedral

Academy of St Martin’s in the Fields Chamber Ensemble Friday 24 May 2013, 7.30pm St George’s Hall

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Pavel Kogan Conductor Tatiana Kolesova Piano Soloist

Thursday 18 October 2012, 7.30pm St George’s Hall

Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra Stephen Threlfall Conductor Raphael Wallfisch Cello Soloist

Schumann, C Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op.70 Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.5 No.2 in G minor Brahms Sonata No.2 for Cello and Piano in F major, Op.99 Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture and excerpts from the ballet (35’) Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Op.26 in G minor (25’) Sibelius Symphony No.3 in C Op.52 (29’)

Schubert Octet in F D.803 Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat K.407 Strauss Till Eulenspiegel

Tchaikovsky Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin (7’) Khachaturian Adagio from Spartacus (9’) Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Op.23 in B flat minor (32’) Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 in B minor Op.74 Pathétique (46’)

Delius 150th Anniversary Celebration Concert Tickets: £10, £14, £18 Concessions & Schools Offers available Not part of the subscription package

Individual ticket prices

Subscription packages

Orchestral ticket prices

To take advantage of our incredible savings, sign up for an orchestral or chamber subscription package. It really couldn’t be easier, you can download both the subscriptions booking form and standing order form from www.bradford-theatres.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01274 432000 to request a form.

Booking fees apply Seating Area

Ticket Price

Area A

£26.50

Area B

£23

Area C

£20

Area D

£12.50

Concessions: £2 off all seating areas. Groups of 12+: £2 off each seat plus every 13th ticket FREE. Under 30s: £5 in Area B and Area C. Schools: £3 each in Area C plus one teacher FREE with every ten students. Family Ticket: £20 Area C or £30 Area A (one adult and two children). £40 Area C or £50 Area A (two adults and two children). Children aged 16 or under.

Chamber ticket prices

Priority booking dates 2012 All subscription renewals: from Monday 21 May All new subscriptions: from Monday 11 June General sale: Monday 25 June

Orchestral subscription Symphony – YOU SAVE 20% All 7 orchestral concerts

Concerto – YOU SAVE 15% Choose any 5 orchestral concerts

Minuet – YOU SAVE 10%

Choose any 3 orchestral concerts

Chamber subscription The Chamber subscription includes all 7 concerts in the series. This package will save you 20% in the Centre Nave or 15% in the Aisles.

Booking fees apply Seating Area

Ticket Price

Centre Nave

£13.50

North/South Aisles

£11.50

£1 booking fee applies per subscription.

Seating areas St George’s Hall

Concessions: Aisle seats £3.50. Applies to children aged 16 or under only.

Choral ticket prices Booking fees apply Seating Area

Messiah

Area A

£20.50

Christmas Concert

£16.50

Area B

£16.50

£14.50

Area C

£14.50

£12.50

Area D

£12.50

£8.50

Concessions: £2 off all seating areas. Groups of 12+: £2 off each seat plus every 13th ticket FREE. Under 18s: £2

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This brochure is available on request in large print, Braille and on CD. Call 01274 432375 to request a copy. Guide dogs are welcome. Booking fees apply to individual ticket sales and subscription packages. Details correct at time of going to press. Bradford Theatres reserve the right to make any alterations to the published programme if necessary. Please call the Box Office or visit our website for full details on terms and conditions.


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