Vansteen Osborne.


  • Smetana The Bartered Bride: Overture and Three Dances20′
  • Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 220′
  • Schumann Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish)33′

Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony opens in a blaze of glory, and ends at a beer festival. There’s no more melodious way to take a cruise down the Rhine – and you don’t even have to leave your seat in Symphony Hall! First, though, enjoy some circus tricks from rural Bohemia, plus the incomparable Steven Osborne in Shostakovich’s serene and sparkling Second Piano Concerto

CBSO+ 1pm: A pre-concert performance of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin: Suite by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Seal.


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