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191127 191128 Haydn And Mozart.


  • Haydn  Symphony No. 8821′
  • Strauss  Duett-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon 19′
  • Beethoven  Coriolan: Overture8′
  • Mozart  Symphony No. 39 30′

Birmingham deserves the best: that’s why the CBSO only works with the very finest guest artists. But sometimes the best just happens to be right here in Birmingham – and tonight we’re turning the spotlight on two of our very own superstars, clarinettist Oliver Janes and bassoonist Nikolaj Henriques. Clarinet and bassoon have been called the orchestra’s beauty and the beast, but Richard Strauss knew that if they could only dance together, they’d fall in love, and in his rarely-heard Duett-Concertino, they do just that. That’s the musical fairy-tale at the heart of this delightful concert from our effervescent Italian guest conductor Riccardo Minasi: set, like a jewel, between Haydn at his wittiest, Mozart at his noblest, and Beethoven at his most thrillingly dramatic.

CBSO+ 27 November, 6pm: Join Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians for a special piano showcase before tonight’s concert.

Please note the pre-concert talk will now start at 6pm, 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.



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