The symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven are the greatest journey any conductor and orchestra can take together. All of human experience is contained in these nine life-changing masterpieces. Here, Andris Nelsons and the CBSO begin that journey with the joyous First and Second Symphonies: the sound of a bold young genius stretching his wings, and ruffling a few feathers. Birmingham favourite Baiba Skride is the soloist in the glowing serenity of Beethoven’s ravishing Violin Concerto.
The 20 September concert is followed by a Members’ Afternoon Tea with Andris Nelsons as guest speaker. For further information contact Claire Watts on 0121 616 6514.
Wed 19, 6.15pm & Thu 20, 1pm Pre-concert talk: Beethoven and the Past – Writer, composer, and scholar Barry Cooper introduces the first concert in our Beethoven cycle.
Andris Nelsons conductor
Baiba Skride violin
|Beethoven||Symphony No 1||25’|
|Symphony No 2||34’|
Choose a performance
|Wed 19 Sep||7:30pm||£10 - £42*|
|Thu 20 Sep||2:15pm||£10 - £39.50*|
Wed: £10, £15, £20, £24, £26.50, £31.50, £36, £39.50, £42*
Thu: £10, £15, £20, £25, £29, £33, £39.50*
Discounts available for Concert Packages of 3+ concerts, disabled patrons and families by calling Box Office on 0121 345 0600, and for groups of 11+ on 0800 358 7070.
Standby tickets may be available on the day of the performance (from 10am for matinee concerts and 1pm for evening concerts) for students, young people, patrons aged 60+, benefit recipients and holders of ‘Passport to Leisure’ cards.
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Child of the revolution and romantic idealist, Beethoven’s genius bestrode the early nineteenth century. The Birmingham International Concert Season and the CBSO celebrate his achievement with performances of all his symphonies and piano concertos.
* A £2.50 fee per transaction will be charged on all bookings except purchases made in person at the Town Hall or Symphony Hall Box office.blog comments powered by Disqus