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Beethoven And Adams
Symphony Hall | Classical
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Artists

Edward Gardner
Conductor
James Ehnes
Violin
CBSO Chorus
 

Programme

Beethoven
Leonore Overture No. 2, 14’
Beethoven
Violin Concerto, 42’
Adams
Harmonium, 35’

"Wild Nights! Wild Nights! Done with the compass – done with the chart!” And so, to the words of Emily Dickinson, John Adams’s great choral symphony Harmonium lifts off into realms of pure sonic ecstasy. Under Edward Gardner, it’s a sumptuous, surging showcase for our world-beating CBSO Chorus – and the perfect counterpart to the gleaming sound of James Ehnes’ violin in Beethoven’s sunlit concerto.

CBSO+ 5.45pm: Members of the CBSO Chorus talk about preparing and performing Adams' fascinating minimalist masterpiece, and recall giving its UK Premiere with Sir Simon Rattle in 1987.

Venue

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall, Birmingham, B1 2EA
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