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Italian Moments.


  • Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Overture21′
  • Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini24′
  • Puccini Intermezzi from Madam Butterfly and Manon Lescaut13′
  • Respighi Feste Romane24′

North meets south, and whether it’s Tchaikovsky’s star-crossed lovers embracing under the Italian night sky or Respighi’s roof-raising vision of Roman excess, this is a concert full of big emotions and spectacular colours. Birmingham-born conductor Alpesh Chauhan has become a star in Italy: he knows not to hold back. And nor will the superb young Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov, in Rachmaninov’s hugely popular Rhapsody.

CBSO+ 6.15pm: CBSO violinist David Gregory with members of the CBSO double bass section offer a performer's angle on Respighi’s Feste Romane.


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