The Bedford Corn Exchange promotes a programme of live events featuring performers from the worlds of comedy, theatre and music. We are also proud to boast one of only two UK residencies of the Philharmonia Orchestra outside London.
Date: Saturday 22nd October Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Main Auditorium
2016/17 SEASON OPENING CONCERT
Saturday 22 October 2016, 7.30pm
Krzysztof Urbanski conductor
Natalie Clein cello
GRIEG Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
Cello Concerto to be confirmed
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)
The season opens with scenes of orchestral story-telling. In the Norwegian folk tale of Grieg's Peer Gynt, the anti-hero hurtles through the Nordic countryside to the eerie kingdoms of the ‘Hall of the Mountain King’. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition curates a musical walk-round a gallery past paintings of gnomes, witches, medieval castles and the final pealing bells of the Great Gate of Kiev.