When The Rite of Spring was premiered in 1913, it caused a riot, and with Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting, Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet still delivers quite a punch! Add the Birmingham premiere of a lost work by Stravinsky, hear the Lithuanian folk songs that inspired The Rite (27 June only), add Nicola Benedetti in Shostakovich’s powerful First Violin Concerto – and we’re ending the season at maximum voltage.

CBSO+ 27 June, 6.15pm: A pre-concert sharing from the CBSO World War 1 Learning & Participation project.


The concert on 27 June will be recorded for live broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Travelling from Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield or Cheltenham? A coach service is available to Symphony Hall on 27 June from Lichfield and Sutton Coldfield, and on the 28 June from Cheltenham and can be added to your basket when you click 'buy tickets'.