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New Bristol Sinfonia Partnership with Filton College to Trip the Classical Light Fantastic

Filton College are eagerly anticipating the visit of the New Bristol Sinfonia on the 21st of January, which will see the blossoming partnership between the two continue.

The orchestra is recognised as one of the area’s leading musical ensembles and is extremely active. The concert will feature light classical music from across Europe and the world, ranging from local violin sensation Nikki Gleed playing the darkly brooding emotive force of Max Bruch’s 2nd Violin Concerto in G Minor, to the beautiful elegance of Brahms” Polotsvian Dances. The music will quite literally be out of this world, with both excerpts from Gustav Holst’s “Planets” suite and the impressive musical sweeps of John Williams” famous “Star Wars” suite.

Brand New Auditorium

The concert will take place in Filton College’s brand new performance space and auditorium, and will serve to highlight the musical education programme at the college and the orchestra. This has included conducting masterclasses and orchestral workshops on key pieces from the classical repertoire.

The conductor of the New Bristol Sinfonia was looking forward to the concert and said that it represented an important part of the collaboration between his ensemble and the local community through education. “The orchestra is proud to have an association with Filton College,” said conductor Jonathan James who also leads the music team at the College. “Educational outreach is a vital part to what the New Bristol Sinfonia does in the city, and it is important to bring classical music to this area of Bristol as well.”

To find out more about the concert and to book tickets please call 0117 919 2363. Communication skills are so often cited as one of the most important skills that Further Education has to build upon; it would be unfortunate if the sector neglected to take into consideration all forms of communication, especially those that have the power to transform so many peoples” lives.

Jethro Marsh

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