Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St George's Bristol
Great George Street


Hamish MacCunnOverture 'The Land of the Mountain and the Flood'
Fela SowandeAfrican Suite
William GoodchildConcerto for Kora and Orchestra
Ethel SmythSerenade in D major


Mamadou Cissokho – kora
William Goodchild – Conductor

Bristol Symphony Orchestra

Programme Note

This is the first time that the High Sheriff of Bristol’s annual concert has been brought to St George’s Bristol. The unique and exciting programme brings together diverse and beautiful orchestral pieces all with unusual and interesting stories behind them. The High Sheriff has commissioned William Goodchild and Bristol based Senegalese master kora player Mamadou Cissokho to write a concerto for kora and orchestra. This evening sees the world premiere of this amazing new piece.

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