Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Edward Gardner conductor
Susan Gritton soprano
Kelley O'Connor alto
Allan Clayton tenor
CBSO Youth Chorus
CBSO Children's Chorus
Bridge: The Sea 19'
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Elgar: Sea Pictures 23'
Britten: A Spring Symphony 45'
Itís deepest winter in Birmingham, but at Symphony Hall, itís spring! Benjamin Britten took a garland of poems, a childrenís choir and a fistful of folksongs, and threw together his magical Spring Symphony: 45 irresistibly fresh minutes of blossoming tunes and rising sap. Principal guest conductor Edward Gardner has lined up an all-star team, and paired it with two bracing British seascapes to enter Brittenís 100th birthday year on the crest of a wave.
Explore Birminghamís celebrations of Brittenís centenary here.
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