Daniele Rustioni - Conductor
Ray Chen - Violin
"Vengeance is mine; I will repay, sayeth the Lord." Taking his cue from those thunderous words, the young Sergei Rachmaninov launched into the mother of all First Symphonies: huge, dark, and blazing with unrequited emotion.
It's a real gothic melodrama - so we're beginning with something very different: Tchaikovsky's musical postcard from Italy and the world's favourite violin concerto, played by superstar soloist Ray Chen.
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien, 16′
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, 25′
Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1, 43′
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is the flagship of musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands - and one of the world's great orchestras. Based in Symphony Hall, it gives over 130 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world, playing music that ranges from classics to contemporary, film music and even disco. At its centre is a team of 90 superb professional musicians, and a 95-year tradition of making the world's greatest music.cbso.co.uk
Symphony Hall opened in 1991 to public and critical acclaim. With its world class acoustics and stunning auditorium it is considered to be the UK's finest concert hall and one of the best in the world. Symphony Hall presents prestigious international orchestras and is also home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Complementing the classical programme is the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy.www.thsh.co.uk/
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