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Cbso 1603 Mirga Grazinyte Tyla Promo Cr Frans Jansen Supplied 2.


  • Beethoven Overture 'Leonore' No. 314′
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto in D major22′
  • Gerald Barry Canada10′(BBC commission: world premiere)
  • Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor31′

The CBSO and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla explore the theme of political and artistic freedom. Beethoven’s Leonore overture No. 3, written for his rescue opera Fidelio, celebrates the triumph of truth over tyranny in music of radiant beauty, while his Fifth Symphony rewrites the rules for the Classical symphony.

In his new work, maverick composer Gerald Barry is inspired by revolutionary events in Canada’s history, also setting the text from Fidelio’s Prisoners’ Chorus; and violinist Leila Josefowicz amps up the drama in the fierce brilliance of Stravinsky’s neo-Classical concerto.

CBSO Chorus at the 2017 Proms 

We are excited that CBSO Chorus will feature in two of this year's Proms. They will perform Beethoven's 'Choral' Ninth Symphony and alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and National Chorus of Wales with conductor Xian Zhang on Sunday 30 July, as well as Schoenberg's Gurrelieder with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under Sir Simon Rattle on Saturday 19 August.