China Symphony Orchestra of Shenzhen

Friday 8 April 7:30pm Classical Music
Tickets £11.50 to £37.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Important Information

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

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Have A Listen

Da Ye Lin conductor
Vadim Repin violin

Ye Xiaogang Chinese Overture TBC
Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No. 1

The first visit to Nottingham of a major Chinese symphony orchestra also brings legendary Russian violinist, Vadim Repin, described by Yehudi Menuhin as ‘simply the best and most perfect violinist that I have ever had the chance to hear’. Here he performs Sibelius’s atmospheric Violin Concerto, whose icy drama pitches the desolate beauty of its virtuoso solo lines against a taut orchestral chorus. Mahler declared that the symphony ‘must be like the world. It must contain everything.’ Drawing widely on different musical traditions, there’s a strong sense of a personal, sometimes dreamlike journey, opening with a shimmering midsummer sunrise, and evoking rustic peasant dances, military fanfares and a parodic funeral march based on Frère Jacques. The thrilling finale plunges the listener into an existential storm before marching out in triumph, all seven French horns standing to blaze out a majestic chorale.


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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 721 0622 to book.

Groups 20+
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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.

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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:
Join DaYe Lin in conversation.