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Classical Bristol - March 2019

Filmic19

Sunday 3 March - Sunday 28 April
Various venues

Celebrating film and music

This month has already seen Jocelyn Pook at St George's Bristol as part of Filmic19 - and there's so much more to come, from E.T. in concert presented by Colston Hall to Terry Riley at St George's Bristol and The Early Scores of John Williams at Watershed. As April approaches, St George's Bristol host 'Towards Easter'; a series boasting performances from Bristol Bach Choir, Bath Camerata, the Marian Consort and the Exultate Singers. To top off a busy month, we're also excited to see tenThing Ensemble, a world-leading all-female chamber group performing on 29 March: read on to discover more.

Calendar

March - April 2019

22/03

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7.30pm

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Bath Forum - Concert

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24/03

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12pm

Suspiria (Filmic19) Watershed - Film screening

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27/03

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8pm

Nico Casal Colston Hall - Concert

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29/03

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7.30pm

tenThing Ensemble St George's Bristol - Concert

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30/03

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7.30pm

Exultate Singers: A European EasterSt George’s Bristol - Concert

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31/03

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12pm

Phantom Thread (Filmic19) Watershed - Film screening

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06/04

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7.30pm

Bristol Bach Choir - St John Passion St George’s Bristol - Concert

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11/04

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8pm

Hauschka + DJ Cheeba After Party (Filmic19) St George’s Bristol - Concert

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11/04

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10pm

Remixing the Minimalists (Filmic19) St George's Bristol - AV show 

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13/04

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2pm

Tones, Drones and Arpeggioss (Filmic19)Watershed - Documentary screening

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13/04

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7.30pm

Terry Riley (Filmic19) St George’s Bristol - Concert

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14/04

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7.30pm

Marian Consort – Breaking the Rules: A Concert Drama St George’s Bristol - Concert Drama

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16/04

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7pm

Ex Cathedra St Matthew PassionSt George’s Bristol - Concert

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20/04

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8pm

Bath Camerata – JS Bach and MacMillan motets St George’s Bristol - Concert

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20/04

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10pm

Kraftwerk: Klassics, Kovers & Kurios (Filmic19) The Cube - AV show

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21/04

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8pm

Echo Collective plays Amnesiac by Radiohead (Filmic19) Colston Hall - Concert

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24/04

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7.30pm

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial: In Concert Bristol Hippodrome - Concert

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Inside the music...

VIDEO: Charles Hazlewood - Tones, Drones and Arpeggios

Contemporary composer Charles Hazlewood explores the minimalism of the 20th century in this documentary on the life and music of La Monte Young and Terry Riley - two of the greatest figures of the minimalist movement. Discover the meaning behind their music, and hear Terry Riley's music performed at St George's Bristol on 13 April.  

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Features

Filmic 2019

This month sees the return of Filmic for it's eighth year, with concerts and screenings taking place across the city celebrating the mediums of music and film, and their unique interactions with each other. Where did the idea for the festival come from - and what can you expect to experience at the different events on show? Find out more from the festival's founder, Phil Johnson. 
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Composer in Focus: Vivaldi

Vivaldi was a prolific composer whose music came as a revelation not only to the cities that he lived in, but also to the other composers living at the time. Most notably, J.S. Bach arranged several of Vivaldi's pieces with new orchestration - learn more about the trials and tribulations of Vivialdi's life, and hear the Four Seasons in concert with tenThing Ensemble.
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Watch: Hauschka - Curious

Focusing on the purity of the piano and taking inspiration from nature, the prolific composer Hauschka has released his first single from the forthcoming album 'A Different Forest'. Get a taste of this exceptional contemporary classical composer ahead of his concert at St George's Bristol next month.

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Venue Choices

Colston Hall picks
Nico Casal (27/03)
Experience the raw emotion of the extraordinary music of contemporary composer Nico Casal in this intimate performance. 

St George's picks
tenThing Ensemble (29/03)
Experience chamber music like never before with the unique arrangements of this stellar all-female ensemble.