Odyssey by Jonathan Dove

Odyssey by Jonathan Dove

Sunday 18 January 2024, Bristol Beacon

As part of Bristol Beacon’s 2023/24 reopening orchestral season, David conducts the world premiere of Odyssey, a powerful new music-drama for singers and orchestra composed by Jonathan Dove.

Drawing on first-hand accounts, this dramatically engaging story in song allows the audience to see through the eyes of one refugee on a perilous journey to seek safety in another country. As vivid snapshots of a peaceful home life turn to visceral images of unrest, together we travel through strange landscapes and across borders, and discover the courage it takes to leave loved ones and take desperate risks in order to survive.

Tickets go on sale in June 2023 and will be available from Bristol Beacon box office.

Presented by Bristol Beacon • Commissioned by Bristol Beacon in partnership with City of Bristol Choir and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.