The orchestra thunders and roars, everyone’s silent, and then with one mighty chord, the Symphony Hall organ blows the roof off. However well you know Saint-Saëns’s Organ Symphony, experiencing it live in concert never gets any less exciting. How to top that? Well, the chance to hear the great Boris Giltburg in Prokofiev’s high-octane Third Piano Concerto might well come close – with Ravel’s lovely Mother Goose Suite as a playful upbeat.


CBSO+ 6.15pm: Conductor Harish Shankar introduces this evening's programme in conversation with CBSO Chief Executive Stephen Maddock OBE.

Travelling from Lichfield or Sutton Coldfield? A coach service is available to Symphony Hall for this evening concert and can be added to your basket when you click 'buy tickets'.