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5 Ilya Gringolts Cr Tomasz Trzebiatowski.


  • Berg Violin Concerto27′
  • Schubert Symphony No. 9 (Great)57′

We are sorry to announce that Leila Josefowicz has been obliged to withdraw from this concert due to illness. We are very grateful to Ilya Gringolts, who replaces her at short notice. The programme remains the same as advertised and we very much hope that you enjoy the performance.

Some call it the “Great C major”. Musicians call it the “Great C monster”! But both are agreed – there’s nothing in all music to match the grandeur of Schubert’s colossal final symphony. We’re delighted to introduce Juanjo Mena to Birmingham, and to welcome back Ilya Gringolts in the heart-rending concerto that Alban Berg dedicated “to the memory of an angel”.

CBSO+ 6pm: Join Colette Overdijk – Tutti First Violin – and other CBSO orchestra members as they introduce 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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