Jac van Steen - Conductor
Steven Osborne - Piano
Schumann's Rhenish Symphony opens in a blaze of glory, and ends at a beer festival.
There's no more melodious way to take a cruise down the Rhine - and you don't even have to leave your seat in Symphony Hall! First, though, enjoy some circus tricks from rural Bohemia, plus the incomparable Steven Osborne in Shostakovich's serene and sparkling Second Piano Concerto
CBSO+ 1pm: A pre-concert performance of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal.
Smetana The Bartered Bride: Overture and Three Dances, 20'
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, 20'
Schumann Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish), 33'
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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Town Hall Symphony Hall
Date: 18 May Time: 20:00