Nikolaj Znaider - Conductor
Steven Isserlis - Cello
Richard Strauss liked to blow his own trumpets... and his horns, trombones and tubas.
So when he used a colossal orchestra to tell the epic story of an imaginary hero it's not hard to work out who he actually had in mind! Every performance of Ein Heldenleben is an occasion; first, though, a long-awaited return for one of Britain's finest living cellists, and vintage champagne from Johann Strauss (no relation).
CBSO+ 6 February, 1pm: CBSO violinist David Gregory and two other CBSO musicians delve into Strauss' Ein Heldenleben.
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