Kazuki Yamada - Conductor
Alexander Gavrylyuk - Piano
Tormented by forbidden desires, Byron's Manfred roams the mountains alone.
Byron didn't do understatement - but Tchaikovsky sensed a kindred spirit, and his huge Manfred Symphony contains some of the rawest, most personal and most passionate music he ever wrote. Prokofiev's sparkling Third Piano Concerto is like bottled sunshine alongside it - and the award-winning Alexander Gavrylyuk knows exactly how to make it sparkle.
CBSO+ 6.15pm: Music writer and broadcaster Gavin Plumley discusses Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony.
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