Hannah Kendall The Spark Catchers
Dvořák American Suite
Schumann Symphony No 2
Sir Simon Rattle Conductor
London Symphony Orchestra
Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Bristol Beacon website.
Presented by Bristol Beacon at Bath Forum
This is a concert that will transport you to other worlds, conjuring feelings that run too deep for words. From Hannah Kendall’s 21st-century classic The Spark Catchers, through Dvořák’s playful homage to the New World, to Schumann’s most personal (some might say greatest) symphony, this programme will take you on a fantastic emotional journey.
Inspired by Lemn Sissay’s poem, the vigorous rhythms and soaring melodies of Kendall’s The Spark Catchers take us into the lives of the women employed to catch stray sparks by London match manufacturers Bryant & May. Dvořák’s warm-hearted nostalgia for the New World is strongly felt in his American Suite, infused with a mix of American influences and Slavic tradition.
Finally, despite being written at a difficult time of his life, the musical love-notes to his wife Clara that Schumann threaded throughout his Second Symphony give this work an emotional heart that will leave you feeling enriched and uplifted.
Free live stream to care homes
This concert will be live streamed via the LSO YouTube channel for UK care homes to watch for free. Visit the Bristol Beacon website for more details and to access the stream.