Price: £13 - £50
inc. per ticket commission
- Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture, 5′
- Dvořák Cello Concerto, 42′
- Shostakovich Symphony No. 6, 30′
In Stalin’s Russia composers sometimes had to laugh, or they’d cry. Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony begins in tragedy, and ends with a circus parade. Guest conductor Alexander Vedernikov brings out the laughter and the tears; storms the heavens with Ludwig van Beethoven, and joins cellist Paul Watkins in the most romantic of all cello concertos: 40 minutes of heartfelt poetry and soaring emotion.
CBSO+ 6.15pm: A pre-concert performance of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal.
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