CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

 

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THE CURRENT 2018/2019 PROGRAMME IS LISTED BELOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 16th March 2019 1900hrs: Mirga conducts Shostakovic

 

Shostakovich called his Fifth Symphony “a Soviet artist’s response to just criticism” – but then, in Stalin’s Russia, he didn’t have much choice, and the music tells a far darker story. Tonight, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla explores every facet of a 20th-century icon – from the razor-sharp wit of the First Piano Concerto, played by Russian sensation Anna Vinnitskaya, to the deliciously tuneful The Limpid Stream, one of the works to which Stalin had taken exception.

 

Shostakovich          The Limpid Stream: Suite, 16’

Shostakovich          Piano Concerto No. 1, 21’

Shostakovich          Symphony No. 5, 46’

 

Conductor:             Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla 

Piano:                     Anna Vinnitskaya       

Trumpet:                Jonathan Holland

 

Deadline for bookings = Thursday 7th February 2019

 

Stalls = £47.00 / Choir = £36.00

Friday 12th April 2019:  1930hrs: Classic FM’s Movie Classics

The programme includes:

Strauss                        Also sprach Zarathustra (opening from 2001: A Space Odyssey)
Mascagni                     Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana (The Godfather: Part III)
Handel                          La Réjouissance (The Madness of King George)
Mozart                          Clarinet Concerto: Adagio (Out of Africa)
Wagner                        The Ride of the Valkyries (Apocalypse Now)
Barber                          Adagio for Strings (Platoon)
Puccini                                     Un Bel Di (Madame Butterfly)
Rachmaninov                Piano Concerto No. 2 (Brief Encounter)
Mozart                          Marriage of Figaro Overture (Trading Places)
Rossini                                     Overture to William Tell (The Lone Ranger)
Elgar                            Enigma Variations: Nimrod (Dunkirk)
Offenbach                     Can Can (Moulin Rouge)
Puccini                                     O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicci(Room with a View)
Strauss                        On the Beautiful Blue Danube: Waltzes (2001: A Space Odyssey)
Verdi                            Overture to La forza del destino (Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources)
Tchaikovsky                 1812 Overture (V For Vendetta )

Conductor:                    Michael Seal
Presenter:                    Andrew Collins

Deadline for bookings = Tuesday 5th March 2019
Stalls = £49.00
Choir = £38.00

Thursday 9th May 2019:   1930hrs: Yuja Wang plays Prokofiev

The programme includes:

Ligeti                            Concert Românesc , 12′
Prokofiev                      Piano Concerto No. 5 , 22′
Brahms                        Symphony No. 2 , 42′   

Conductor:                    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Piano:                           Yuja Wang
 

Deadline for bookings = Thursday 14th March 2019
Stalls = £47.00
Choir = £36.00

Thursday 20th June 2019:   1930hrs: Stephen Hough play Beethoven

The programme includes:

Tippett                          Concerto for Double String Orchestra , 24′
Beethoven                    Piano Concerto No. 4 , 34′
Schubert                       Symphony No. 6, 30′

Conductor:                    Edward Gardner
Piano:                           Stephen Hough

 

Deadline for bookings = Thursday 25th April 2019
Stalls = £47.00
Choir= £36.00

 

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