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Steven Osborne, the CBSO's 2016 Artist in Residence.


  • Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)34′
  • Tippett Piano Concerto34′
  • Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 313′

It’s springtime in old Russia, and as crowds throng the Shrovetide Fair, passions are rising. But a puppet can’t have feelings … can it? Stravinsky’s Petrushka is just the ear-tingling opening to this multi-coloured concert, as Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla teams up with powerhouse pianist Steven Osborne in the vibrant piano concerto that Tippett wrote specially for the CBSO – and goes all-out for the heroism of Beethoven’s stirring Leonore overture.

Part of The Spirit of England.

CBSO+ 6.15pm (Symphony Hall): 180 primary school children from across the city reveal what Birmingham means to them in a new piece of music theatre, Spirit of Birmingham, commissioned by Qatar Airways.


Please note that the previously advertised pre-concert talk on Sir Michael Tippett has been cancelled. The CBSO apologises for any disappointment caused, and warmly invites concertgoers to the pre-concert performance by Birmingham schoolchildren.


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