It’s springtime in old Russia, and as crowds throng the Shrovetide Fair, passions are rising. But a puppet can’t have feelings … can it? Stravinsky’s Petrushka is just the ear-tingling opening to this multi-coloured concert, as Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla teams up with powerhouse pianist Steven Osborne in the vibrant piano concerto that Tippett wrote specially for the CBSO – and goes all-out for the heroism of Beethoven’s stirring Leonore overture.
Part of The Spirit of England.
CBSO+ 6.15pm: Duncan Fielden, Lecturer at Birmingham Conservatoire, focusses on Tippett as one of the leading English composers of the 20th Century.