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Shostakovichs Tenth
Symphony Hall | Classical
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Artists

Nicholas Collon
Conductor
Sophie Bevan
Soprano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
 

Programme

Ravel (orch. Colin Matthews)
Oiseaux Tristes, 4’
Ravel
Alborada del gracioso, 7’
Britten
Les Illuminations, 23’
Shostakovich
Symphony No. 10, 52’

The Soviet authorities called Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony an “optimistic tragedy”, but we just know that it’s one of the twentieth century’s ultimate musical epics: a huge, shatteringly powerful portrait of a human spirit battling impossible odds. It’ll make a gripping showcase for the young British conductor Nicholas Collon, who’s paired it with jewel-like miniatures by Ravel and Britten’s luminous songs, sung by the wonderful Sophie Bevan.

CBSO+ 26 April, 6.15pm: CBSO violinist David Gregory joins two of his colleagues to explore Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony.

Venue

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall, Birmingham, B1 2EA
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