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Postponement and cancellations due to COVID-19

We are delighted to start welcoming back performers and theatre-goers to Bedford Corn Exchange.

 

If you hold tickets to an event which is postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, your tickets will be valid for the new date. We will refund your ticket if you are unable to attend the rescheduled date and refunds will be given for any shows that are cancelled.

 

Our staff will be in contact with all affected customers. Please bear with us during this time as we have a large number of customers to contact.

Philharmonia Orchestra: Mendelssohn and Sibelius

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  • Thu 12 May7:30pmBook

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Celebrate the warmth of spring as the Philharmonia closes its Bedford season with the beautiful melodies of Mendelssohn’s life-affirming Violin Concerto paired with Sibelius’s best-loved symphony.

 

Appearing centre-stage is violinist Randall Goosby, whose meteoric career launched as a protege of violin legend Itzhak Perlman. Having taken the world by storm ever since, he makes his Bedford debut with Mendelssohn’s stunning Violin Concerto. Filled with stormy emotion, unforgettable melodies and electrifying virtuosity, Mendelssohn’s masterly work delights wherever it is performed.

 

Completing the programme is Sibelius’s Second Symphony. While the first notes came to him during a happy period spent in Italy, the piece is filled with the unmistakeable sound of Sibelius’s Finnish homeland. Lush, flowing melodies in the strings balance against soulful solo moments for each instrument of the woodwind section, evoking green forests and icy landscapes. While the second movement sees a cold, austere walking bass line underpin a melancholy mood, the music gradually builds in energy as it launches into a feverishly intense third movement. But finishing the concert – and the Philharmonia’s entire season in its Bedford residency – a towering brass finale provides a majestic send-off.

Main Auditorium, St Paul’s Square, Bedford MK40 1SL
Location
Main Auditorium
Seating
Full Flat Seating
Ticket Prices
General£Varies
Show Date & Time
Thu 12th May7:30pm
Opening Times
Bar & Box Office6:30 pm
Doors6:30 pm
Book Now
  • Thu 12 May7:30pmBook

Telephone bookings please call01234 718044

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Transaction Fee
All online bookings are subject to a £3.15 transaction fee. All bookings over £8.00 made in person or via telephone are subject to a £2.12 transaction fee. This fee is applicable per booking, not per ticket. VAT is included in the price of all tickets purchased on our website or via the Box Office.

Refunds
In common with general theatre practice, we regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase, except where a show is cancelled. We can accept your tickets for resale, but the venue’s unsold tickets will take priority. A charge of £1.00 will be made if tickets are sold on your behalf.

Reservations
Tickets can be reserved for a period of 7 days. No unpaid reservations can be accepted in the 4 days prior to a performance.

Latecomers
To avoid disturbing the audience and performers, latecomers to some shows may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.