CBSO Once Upon a Time...

Part of CBSO Season 2011/12

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Symphony Hall

This event is archived

Once upon a time, three composers sat down to tell a story. Ravel paints his fairy-tales in glowing orchestral colours. Prokofiev makes a glittering solo violinist the hero of a very Russian tale of fantasy and romance. And Rimsky-Korsakov flies us to ancient Persia for an adventure beyond the imagination, in his spectacular, ever-popular Scheherazade. There’s action, there’s love, and there’s sheer magic, as conductor Kazuki Yamada and the great Canadian violinist James Ehnes ask the timeless question – are you sitting comfortably?

6.15pm Pre-concert talk: The Player’s Perspective – Scheherazade
CBSO violinist David Gregory offers a performer’s-eye view.

Click here for details of the matinee performance on 10 May.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Kazuki Yamada conductor
James Ehnes violin

Ravel Mother Goose Suite 16’
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1 22’
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade 47’

£10, £14.50, £19, £22.50, £25, £30, £34.50, £37.50, £39.50*

Discounts available for Concert Package bookers and for disabled patrons by post and by calling Box Office on 0121 780 3333, groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.
Family tickets also available on 0121 780 3333.
Standby tickets may be available from 10am for matinee concerts and 1pm for evening concerts, on the day of the performance, for Students, Young People, 60 plus, benefit recipients and holders of ‘Passport to Leisure’ cards. Click here for more details.

Symphony Hall

  • 32 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA, West Midlands, United Kingdom