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 March 2018 Concert

PAST EVENT: To see the reviews of this concert see HERE

Saturday 24th March

Brief Encounter
St George’s Bristol


Nicholas Oliver Piano
Charlie Lovell-Jones Violin
Rebecca Evans Soprano
Keith Tempest Cello

William Goodchild Conductor
Victoria Medland Guest Leader



Wagner Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Lovell-Jones "Cariad Cyntaf"  (First Love)
Strauss Death and Transfiguration
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile

Four outstanding soloists join Bristol Symphony for Brief Encounter, an evening of music exploring themes of love, life, death and transfiguration.

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto, featured in David Lean’s 1945 film Brief Encounter, is one of the composer’s most enduringly popular pieces. We welcome pianist Nicholas Oliver as soloist.

Tonight’s performance of Cariad Cyntaf (First Love) by Charlie Lovell-Jones - an outstanding young talent - is a Bristol premiere. Charlie appears as violin soloist alongside international soprano, Rebecca Evans.

Following Strauss’s tone poem Death and Transfiguration, the concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s intimate Andante Cantabile for cello and strings, with soloist Keith Tempest.

Our concert is dedicated to the memory of cellist, Sara Lovell: colleague, dear friend and family member.

Soloists' Bios

Nicholas Oliver

Charlie Lovell-Jones

Rebecca Evans

Keith Tempest

Celebrating the life of Sara Lovell

Love, Life, Death and Transfiguration

Read all about Sara Lovell (HERE)


£17 (£15), £14 (£12), £12 (£10), £10 (£8), £5 U18s (plus fees)

Venue Address

St George's Bristol, Great George Street,

off Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5RR

In support of Help Mucisians UK

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