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191212 Mirga Conducts Brahms.


  • Elgar Two Part Songs, Op. 2610′
  • Jörg Widmann Das heisse Herz (CBSO Centenary Commission: UK Premiere)32′
  • Brahms Symphony No. 337′

We are sorry to announce that Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla has withdrawn from this concert due to illness. We are very grateful to Christoph Koenig, who replaces her at such short notice. The programme remains the same as advertised and we very much hope that you enjoy the concert.

When Edward Elgar became professor of music at the University of Birmingham, he was eager to share his love of Brahms’ Third Symphony. And you can hear why: because from tempestuous opening to final, glowing sunset, it’s romantic music at its most gloriously colourful. That’s the inspiration behind this programme – a ravishing setting for the UK premiere of Jörg Widmann’s deliciously dark fairytale songs.

CBSO+ 6pm: Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover more about tonight's new CBSO Centenary Commission in this pre-concert talk with Jörg Widmann, presented by Catherine Arlidge.

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.

This concert has been made possible with generous support from Jerry Sykes.

The CBSO's youth ensembles are generously supported by the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, Helen Rachael Mackaness Charitable Trust and The Leverhulme Trust, with additional support from the Andor Charitable Trust, Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation, The Millichope Foundation and The Irving Memorial Trust.


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