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Faithful Journey.


  • Panufnik Faithful Journey – A Mass for Poland (CBSO co-commission: UK premiere)65′
  • Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker: Act I45′

When Roxanna Panufnik’s father Andrzej fled communist Poland, the CBSO hired him as its conductor. Now, a generation later, she pays tribute to Poland's turbulent last 100 years with a magnificent new choral work – one whose beauty, sincerity and sheer communicative power is sure to make it a modern classic. Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts this landmark UK premiere – and then we’re off to the Kingdom of Sweets, in Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker!

CBSO+ 6.15pm: CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock OBE is joined by composer Roxanna Panufnik to talk us through the UK Premiere of Faithful Journey – A Mass for Poland.

Read the programme note for Roxanna Panufnik's Faithful Journey online→

Please note that the expected running time of the first half has increased to 65 minutes; audiences are advised to factor this into travel plans.


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