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Venue: Colston Hall, Bristol

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AddressBristol
South-West
BS1 5AR
United Kingdom
Google maps51° 27' 17.457" N 2° 35' 53.798" W
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Unfamiliar Russians break the routine

Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Kirill Karabits leads the BSO in music by Glazunov and Tchaikovsky, which prove more appealing that David Fray's Beethoven.
****1
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Triumphant Tchaikovsky from Nikolaj Znaider and the LSO

Nikolai Znaider © Lars Gundersen
The conductor and soloist usually have a close relationship, but rarely are they the same person. Nikolaj Znaider demonstrated his musical prowess as both a violin soloist and as conductor commanding the London Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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Perfect performance of Holst's Planets in Bristol

Venus © NASA | Wikicommons
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presented a space-themed concert in an exciting evening’s programme of many well-known pieces rolled into a couple of hours.
****1
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Gardiner acts as guide through Mozart's last three symphonies

Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sheila Rock | Decca
Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the English Baroque Soloists through three Mozart Symphonies in one evening, educating along the way.
****1
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BSO and Isserlis perform moving Shostakovich

Steven Isserlis © Satoshi Aoyagi
The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra returned once again to the Colston Hall to perform three very different works. Steven Isserlis headlined the evening with a fantastic rendition of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto no. 1.
****1
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Rutter conducts Rutter: Colston Hall's Summer Gala Concert

Erica Eloff © Sussie Ahlburg
This was, by no doubt, the largest ensemble on stage at Colston Hall this season with five choirs and an orchestra that took over the stage. 
***11
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Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia lead Bristol's Sibelius 150 party

Vladimir Ashkenazy © Keith Saunders
The 82-strong Philharmonia Orchestra, under the baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy, ruled the roost at one of the highlights of Bristol’s 2014-15 classical music season.
****1
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Miloš Karadaglić's Colston Hall debut

Miloš Karadaglić © Margaret Malandruccolo | DGG
Miloš Karadaglić plays his debut at Colston Hall with Brussels Philharmonic under Michel Tabachnik. 
***11
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