Spring in the Air – 13 May 2023

Saturday 13 May 2023, 7.30pm
Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Henleaze, Bristol BS9 4BT

Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville
Ponchielli Dance of the Hours   
Debussy Petite Suite                
Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments K.361

The woodwind have their chance to shine in this programme of colourful music from around Europe with Mozart’s iconic and treasured Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments paired with works arranged for wind quintet. Rossini’s effervescent Overture to the Barber of Seville is the perfect opener, and the Italian theme is continued with Dance of the Hours, a ballet from Amilcare Ponchielli’s opera La Gioconda, made famous by its inclusion in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia with dancing and duelling hippos and alligators taking centre stage. Debussy’s dance-like Petite Suite beautifully translates from the original piano duet to scoring for wind quintet. The first two movements are based on poems by the 19th century poet Paul Verlaine, from his 1869 collection Fêtes galantes. The poems evoke the era of 18th-century aristocrats on country outings, romantic trysts and languid evenings.


Season ticket for six series concerts £85 including membership
Annual Society Membership £12
Tickets for members £15
Tickets for non members £18
Under 25 year olds £5

How to book

Book tickets online now at Eventbrite

Tickets are available from Henleaze Post Office.

You can also book by sending a cheque payable to Henleaze Concert Society, covering note and SAE to 2 Saville Mews, Kingsdown Parade, Bristol BS6 5UL

Season Tickets and Annual Society Membership
Season tickets are only £85 including Society Membership and admission to all six concerts from October to June. Alternatively, becoming a member of Henleaze Concert Society for £12 entitles you to book tickets for individual concerts at the members’ discounted rate. Season tickets and membership are available to buy by post by returning the Ticket Order Form with your payment and a stamped addressed envelope.