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Bedford Sinfonia

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Bedford Sinfonia

Conductor: Michael Rose

*Guest conductor: Christopher Ridley


Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite

*Poulenc: Organ Concerto in G minor

Soloist: Ian Runnells

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


The Bedford Sinfonia are delighted to return to St. Paul’s Church for a varied and exciting evening of music.

The concert will open with Sibelius’ Suite ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’. Composed in eight short movements, the suite contains beautiful melodies and is prefaced by a slow, stately opening movement made famous as the theme tune to ‘The Sky at Night’.

Next we welcome the organist of St. Paul’s Church, Ian Runnells, to perform Poulenc’s Organ Concerto. This is a powerful work full of contrasts, from whirlwind virtuosity to great chordal passages – perhaps echoes changing times, written as it was as the world moved towards World War Two.

The concert will end with Beethoven’s fabulous Seventh Symphony. Described by Wagner as ‘the apotheosis of the dance’, the work sparkles with lively rhythm, its four movements building in momentum and intensity to a whirlwind finale.

We look forward to seeing you there!

St Pauls Church, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL
St Pauls Church
Unreserved seating
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Show Date & Time
Sat 29th Apr7:30pm
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