CBSO on tour - UK and abroad

7.30pmFriday 28th November

THE CBSO AT ST DAVID'S HALL, CARDIFF

St David's Hall, Cardiff. 029 2087 8444

Nelsons, Hough

Beethoven, Schumann

Andris Nelsons returns to Cardiff with a Beethoven concert, hot-on-the-heels of his critically acclaimed Beethoven cycle with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra last spring. The Eroica Symphony changed music forever, its power and majesty arising not only out of Beethoven's humanitarian ideals, but also out the catastrophic circumstances of his own impending deafness. ...

8.00pmMonday 15th December

THE CBSO ON TOUR IN ABU DHABI

ABU DHABI, ADNEC.

Seal, Ehnes

Britten, Bruch, Elgar

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8.00pmTuesday 16th December

THE CBSO ON TOUR IN AL AIN

AL AIN, Al Jahili Fort.

Seal

21st Century Blockbusters

Williams Superman March Holst Mars, Bringer of War from The Planets Williams War Horse - Dartmoor 1912 Rahman Theme from 'Lagaan' Shore, orch. N Raine Lord of the Rings Rahman Theme from 'Bombay' Williams ET: Adventures on Earth Williams Harry Potter: Hedwig's Theme Rahman Nahi Samne from 'Taal' Holst Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity from The Planets Williams Symphonic Suite from Star Wars ...

7.30pmSaturday 3rd January

THE CBSO IN MALVERN

MALVERN, Forum Theatre. 01684 892277

Ward, Royal

Viennese Classics

Programme to include: Strauss The Gypsy Baron - Overture Strauss Sphärenklänge Waltzes op.235 Mozart Come Scoglio Immoto Resta (Cosi Fan Tutte) Strauss Helenen-Quadrille Délibes Sylvia - Pizzicati Mozart Porgi Amor from The Marriage of Figaro Strauss Éljen a Magyar! Polka Strauss Artist's Life Strauss Die Fledermaus - Overture R. Strauss Capriccio - Moonlight Music Strauss Emperor Waltz Strauss Bahn Frei! Polka Strauss Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Strauss Blue Danube Waltz There's no need to go to Vienna to toast the New Year - raise a musical glass of bubbly with...

7.30pmFriday 20th March

THE CBSO IN NOTTINGHAM

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. 0115 989 5555

Nelsons, Hough

Beethoven, Rachmaninov

Pianist, composer, writer, painter, blogger - Stephen Hough is a true twenty-first century Renaissance man whose multiple achievements earned him a CBE in 2014. His return to Nottingham sees him performing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. Written when the composer's star was in the ascendant, its grandeur and level of imagination mark it as the first of his mature concertos. Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony was a major personal achievement given the critical mauling received by his 1st and its epic span encompasses drama, passion and, at its heart, one of the most beautiful slow movements ever written. Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Jonathan James introduces the programme ...

7.30pmSaturday 21st March

THE CBSO IN LEEDS

Leeds Town Hall. 0113 224 3801/2

Nelsons, Hough

Beethoven, Rachmaninov

Pre-concert talk 6.45pm Albert Room Catherine Tackley discusses the evening's works. Entry is free to ticket-holders for the concert but space is limited so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. ...

8.00pmFriday 17th April

THE CBSO IN STOKE-ON-TRENT

Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 01782 213800

Gardner, Tiberghien, CBSO Youth Chorus

Mendelssohn

Edward Gardner's Mendelssohn symphony cycle was one of the real delights of last season in Birmingham. Now he teams up again with our famous Youth Chorus in its 20th anniversary year in Mendelssohn's magical homage to Shakespeare: fairies, donkeys and that Wedding March! And we're delighted to welcome the award-winning Cédric Tiberghien to sprinkle a different kind of magic over Mendelssohn's sparkling First Piano Concerto. ...

7.30pmFriday 8th May

THE CBSO AT WARWICK ARTS CENTRE

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry. 02476 524524

Nelsons, Skride

Mozart, Bruckner

Anton Bruckner heard the beginning of his Seventh Symphony in a dream - played by an angel. You'll realise why when you hear its soaring opening theme, and that's just the beginning of one of romantic music's most stirring spiritual odysseys: a voyage through sunlit mountain peaks and lilting waltz-tunes, blazing triumph and tragic depths. CBSO Music Director Andris Nelsons has built a global reputation as an interpreter of the German romantic repertoire - he's one of the youngest conductors ever to be invited to conduct at Richard Wagner's Bayreuth Festival - and in his final season with the CBSO, this is an unmissable opportunity to hear him in the music closest to his heart. He's joined by his friend and fellow-Latvian, violinist Baiba Skride, in the teenage Mozart's...

7.30pmFriday 12th June

THE CBSO IN OXFORD

OXFORD, Sheldonian.

Nelsons, Dutch

Schubert, Strauss, Dvorak

Andris Nelsons makes his final appearance in Oxford with the CBSO before heading to the USA to take the post of Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Tonight he will tease out the lyricism of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, and the tense drama of Dvorák's Symphony no. 7. The orchestra's own Principal Horn, Elspeth Dutch, will join them to perform Strauss' magnificent Horn Concerto no. 2. Andris is hugely entertaining to watch, so if you haven't already experienced his conducting in the intimate setting of the Sheldonian, don't miss this final chance! ...

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