Price: £13 - £48
inc. per ticket commission
- Strauss Death and Transfiguration, 24′
- Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2, 26′
- Sibelius Symphony No. 2, 44′
Don’t be put off by the name! The Richard Strauss who wrote Death and Transfiguration was a young genius in a hurry, with musical ambitions that were larger than life itself. It’s a spectacular way to begin a concert that stars a real Birmingham favourite, the fabulous Baiba Skride, in Prokofiev’s zingy concerto, and ends with Sibelius’s mighty symphonic hymn to freedom – and a melody you’ll never forget.
CBSO+ 2 May, 1pm: Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson discusses Sibelius’ magnificent and highly emotional Second Symphony.
CBSO+ 3 May, 6.15pm: CBSO violinist Catherine Arlidge MBE discusses Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto with violin soloist Baiba Skride and CBSO Section Leader Flute Marie-Christine Zupancic.
Afternoon Tea with Edward Gardner
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