Symphony Hall 21st Anniversary Concert

Birmingham International Concert Season 2011/12

Part of Symphony Hall 21st Anniversary Festival, CBSO Season 2011/12 and Birmingham International Concert Season 2011/12

Tuesday 12 June 2012

Symphony Hall

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21 years to the day after the official opening of the UK’s finest concert hall by Her Majesty The Queen, the champagne corks will be popping at this gala concert. The celebrations are led by Bryn Terfel, who joins the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under Music Director Andris Nelsons. A centenary performance of Elgar’s The Music Makers pays homage to Birmingham’s rich musical heritage and the evening culminates in the ravishing colours of Ravel’s Suite from Daphnis and Chloé – performed at the very first Symphony Hall concert in 1991.

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons conductor
Simon Halsey* conductor*
Bryn Terfel bass-baritone
Christine Rice mezzo soprano
CBSO Chorus

*Simon Halsey conducts The Music Makers

Programme includes:

Elgar The Music Makers* 40’
Donizetti Udite, udite, o rustici from L’Elisir d’amore 7’
  Quando amore from L’Elisir d’amore 5’
Hazell Folk songs from the British Isles (The Turtle Dove, Loch Lomond, Cariad Cyntaf, Molly Malone) 10’
Puccini Te Deum from Tosca 5’
Ravel Daphnis and Chloé Suite No 2 18’
Bizet Toreador’s Song from Carmen 4’

£9.50, £17.50, £25, £35, £40, £50, £60*
60plus: £9.50, £17, £24, £33.50, £38, £47.50, £57.50*

Choir, Chorus Boxes and Stalls front four rows not available.

Discounts also available for children, students and under 25s, wheelchair users, disabled patrons and their companions, and groups of 11+. For more details on all discounts and how to book click here.

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Symphony Hall

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

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