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 (Symphony Hall): 180 primary school children from across the city reveal what Birmingham means to them in a new piece of music theatre, Spirit of Birmingham, commissioned by Qatar Airways.