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Sibeliuss Second
Symphony Hall | Classical
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Artists

Edward Gardner
Conductor
Baiba Skride
Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
 

Programme

Strauss
Death and Transfiguration, 24’
Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No. 2, 26’
Sibelius
Symphony No. 2, 44’

Don’t be put off by the name! The Richard Strauss who wrote Death and Transfiguration was a young genius in a hurry, with musical ambitions that were larger than life itself. It’s a spectacular way to begin a concert that stars a real Birmingham favourite, the fabulous Baiba Skride, in Prokofiev’s zingy concerto, and ends with Sibelius’s mighty symphonic hymn to freedom – and a melody you’ll never forget.

CBSO+ 2 May, 1pm: Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson discusses Sibelius’ magnificent and highly emotional Second Symphony.

CBSO+ 3 May, 6.15pm: CBSO violinist Catherine Arlidge MBE discusses Prokofiev’s Second Violin Concerto with violin soloist Baiba Skride and CBSO Section Leader Flute Marie-Christine Zupancic.

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

Venue

Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall, Birmingham, B1 2EA
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