Programmes

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Autumn 21/22


Brahms String Sextet

Get closer to our musicians and discover one of Birmingham’s best kept musical secrets: a series of short, informal concerts programmed and introduced by our musicians at CBSO Centre.

Discover a hidden love note amongst the many contrasts and innovative chord sequences of Brahms' String Sextet No. 2. Made famous by the darkly humorous film 'Buffet froid', this represents some of Brahms' most fascinating work. 

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Tchaikovsky's Sixth

“Pathétique” means “full of emotion” – and make no mistake, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.6 is overflowing with melody, colour, and raw passion. Powerful stuff: and whether it’s Humperdinck’s fairytale magic or Chausson’s artful tracing of the course of a love affair (with Dame Sarah Connolly as soloist), our guest conductor Gustavo Gimeno will take us straight to the heart of these three pieces all first heard in 1893.

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Organ Symphony

The orchestra thunders, then pauses – and with one almighty blaze of sound, the organ lifts the roof off. Every performance of Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” symphony is a celebration, and as Kazuki Yamada, just announced as our new Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor, launches our first full season since 2019, celebrating is exactly what we’re doing - reuniting the CBSO, our wonderful Choruses and you, our audience, for a concert that shouts to the skies: we’re back!

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