Blazing with colour and teeming with imagination, the music of the CBSO’s old friend Julian Anderson has always gone down a storm here in Birmingham, and to celebrate our Centenary he’s written Litanies, a Cello Concerto with a magical difference. Fauré’s enchanted garden of mockbaroque melodies (including his famous Pavane) and the elegant hijinks of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella (in a rare complete performance) will make for a very special evening.

CBSO+ 6pm: Discover more about tonight’s CBSO Centenary Commission in this pre-concert talk with composer Julian Anderson.

Please note the pre-concert talk will now start at 6pm, 15 minutes earlier than previously advertised, due to the Making an Entrance redevelopments. You will be asked to show your ticket for access into the pre-concert talk, and then invited to take your seat for the concert immediately after the talk concludes. Times of talks will be listed on the concert pages of the CBSO and THSH’s websites in advance, please check before making travel plans.