Cristian Macelaru - Conductor
Augustin Hadelich - Violin
Forget everything you thought you knew about English music, because Vaughan Williams' Fourth Symphony is the white-hot vision of an angry prophet.
It shocked audiences in 1935 and it's every bit as gripping today. It's hard to think of a more perfect contrast than Beethoven's radiant Violin Concerto: deep serenity and endless song, played today by Augustin Hadelich - Musical America's 2018 "Instrumentalist of the Year".
CBSO+ 6.15pm: CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock OBE is joined by members of the CBSO to talk through this evening's programme.
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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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Date: 24 Feb Time: 15:00