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  • Howard Argentum 7′
  • Britten Diversions23′
  • Shostakovich Symphony No.1057′

Russia, 1953: Dmitri Shostakovich knew that music could cost him his freedom, and maybe even his life. So imagine the intensity, the power and the sheer commitment that the inspirational young musicians of the CBSO Youth Orchestra will bring to his shattering Tenth Symphony. Michael Seal conducts a showpiece by Dani Howard and a dazzling rarity by Britten – because in music, you’re never too young (or old) to discover something new.

Tickets can be booked:
By phone - the phone lines (0121 780 3333) are open Monday-Saturday 10am – 2pm. 
In person -  the box office counter at Symphony Hall is now open again Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm. 

Please note that for the Autumn Concert Season we will be selling a mixture of standard and socially-distanced seating in Symphony Hall as follows:

  • Stalls & Terraces - Standard
  • Circle - Standard
  • Upper Circle - Socially distanced
  • Grand Tier - Socially distanced


We are grateful for The Leverhulme Trust's support of bursaries for members of the CBSO Youth Orchestra, and to the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, Principal Supporter of the CBSO's work with young people.


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