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191103 Cbso Youth Orchestra The Rite Of Spring.


  • Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 31′
  • Stravinsky The Rite of Spring 35′

Back in 1913, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring was so revolutionary that orchestras struggled to play it – and audiences rioted at the sound. Today, it’s the latest and greatest challenge for conductor Andrew Gourlay and the inspirational young musicians of the CBSO Youth Orchestra. And coupled with Prokofiev’s demonic Second Piano Concerto, also from 1913 – we think they’ll knock you into next week. 

CBSO+ 1.30pm: Don’t miss this special pre-concert performance from The Francaix Wind Trio, drawn from members of the CBSO Youth Orchestra. Programme: Ibert: Cinq Pieces en Trio, Bradbury: 5.4.3 (except after C), Schulhoff: Divertissement. Performers: Oboe: Jacob Perkins, Clarinet: William Hammond, Bassoon: Dominic O’Sullivan. 

Please note the pre-concert talk will now start at 1.30pm, 15 minutes earlier than previously advertised, due to the Making an Entrance redevelopments. You will be asked to show your ticket for access into the pre-concert talk, and then invited to take your seat for the concert immediately after the talk concludes. Times of talks will be listed on the concert pages of the CBSO and THSH’s websites in advance, please check before making travel plans.

The CBSO Youth Orchestra is generously supported by the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust and The Leverhulme Trust, with additional support from the Andor Charitable Trust, Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation,The Charles Brotherton Trust, The Millichope Foundation, The Irving Memorial Trust, The Rainbow Dickinson Trust, Arts for All and the Birmingham Arts Society.


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