The charismatic Brazilian conductor, Eduardo Strausser, leads the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in its long-awaited return to Sheffield, opening the concert with Rossini’s Overture to his fairy-tale opera Cinderella.
The trailblazing saxophonist and BBC Radio 3 presenter, Jess Gillam, joins them for another very welcome appearance, performing Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s dance-driven, miniature saxophone concerto, Fantasia and John Williams’s jazz-inspired Escapades, from Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can. Two suites complete the programme: Rimsky-Korsakov’s comedic, Oriental-influenced opera The Golden Cockerel and Stravinsky’s magical ballet The Firebird.
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- Rossini, La Cenerentola: Overture (8mins)
- Villa-Lobos, Fantasia for Saxophone (10mins)
- Rimsky-Kosakov, The Golden Cockerel: Suite (25mins)
- John Williams, Catch Me If You Can: Escapades (13mins)
- Stravinsky, The Firebird: Suite (1919) (23mins)