Swan Lake.

Programme

  • Coleridge-Taylor  Petite Suite de Concert
  • Clyne  The Midnight Hour
  • Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Suite
  • Tchaikovsky  The Sleeping Beauty: Waltz

Some music was just born to be played in Symphony Hall – and however well you know (and love) Tchaikovsky’s great ballets Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty, you’ve never really heard just how good they can sound until you’ve heard the CBSO performing them , in full symphonic colour. Guest conductor Ben Gernon certainly won’t hold back, and to set the scene he’s chosen two pieces that deserve to be every bit as popular: Anna Clyne’s vibrant urban nightscape, This Midnight Hour, and the delicious Petite Suite de Concert by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Back in the Edwardian era he was as famous as Elgar, and you’re about to hear why.