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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music
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Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes, estimated end time: 9.25pm

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Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Free-spirited violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja won hearts and minds on her first visit to Nottingham a couple of seasons ago. With the rare ability to make even the most familiar music sound fresh, she has a natural musical partner in the CBSO’s inspirational Music Director, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Here they join forces for Stravinsky’s sparkling Violin Concerto which is light on its feet, deftly partnering soloist and orchestra in some mercurial shifts of tone and texture. A double bill of Tchaikovsky classics completes the programme. His Fantasy Overture to Romeo and Juliet has a command of musical narrative that has never been surpassed. Tchaikovsky’s own love life was a turbulent sub-text to his Fourth Symphony, whose emotional ebb and flow mirrored his belief that a malign force was at work in his life. An arresting opening blast of French horns announces fate as the controlling force throughout the symphony, powering its anguished melodies and violent interruptions, and only dispelled with a frenetic, dancing finale.

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Groups 10+
Save 20% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

Groups 20+
Save 30% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

Family and Friends Ticket
£64 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child), excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats, includes a free programme. Please note: We welcome children aged 7+ to Nottingham Classics concerts. Family tickets not available online. Please contact the Box Office on 0115 989 5555 to book.

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Bargain Seats £9.50 available from 12pm on the day of the concert, subject to availability.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.20pm in the auditorium:
Professor Robert Adlington introduces Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto.