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  • Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 425′
  • Mazzoli  Violent, Violent Sea 9′
  • Debussy La Mer23′

OK, so we’ve got a summer of staycations ahead – but today we’re off to the Mediterranean without even leaving Symphony Hall! Former CBSO Principal Guest Conductor Edward Gardner is always a welcome visitor here in Birmingham, and he’s our tour guide on a voyage that takes us to the sun-kissed seascapes of Claude Debussy’s La Mer (you’d never guess that he composed it in Eastbourne). As for Stephen Hough – well, the man whom critics have called “our greatest living pianist” is another old friend of the CBSO. Today he brings energy, elegance and genius-level insight to Saint-Saëns’ passionate Fourth Piano Concerto – you’ll wonder why we don’t hear it more often.

Your safety at the CBSO's concerts
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On sale information
We’re delighted to have live performances on sale and can’t wait to welcome audiences back to Symphony Hall. However, please note that tickets must be booked online as telephone and counter sales are currently unavailable, as the Symphony Hall Box Office team are still working from home.

A new acoustic screen has been installed at the rear of the Symphony Hall stage, allowing a larger number of musicians to sit on the flat stage and play together while maintaining social distancing than has previously been possible.  The view of the back of the stage from the Stalls will be slightly affected as a result: but it does mean that CBSO audiences will see and hear what we believe is the largest orchestra performing regularly anywhere in the UK at this time.

Government Restrictions: please note, this concert is being planned according to the latest Government guidelines and roadmap. Should the concert be unable to go ahead as live and is instead filmed, your ticket will be valid to watch the concert online. Refunds will also be available on request.


For events sold by THSH Box Office, the THSH per-ticket commission of £3 is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £13. For full details see cbso.co.uk/terms.