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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Classical Music
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla  conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason  cello

Rachmaninov  The Isle of the Dead
Shostakovich  Cello Concerto No. 1
Offenbach Tears of Jacqueline
Tchaikovsky  Sleeping Beauty (highlights)

Following his triumph in BBC Young Musician 2016 we’re thrilled to welcome local hero Sheku Kanneh-Mason to the Royal Concert Hall for his Nottingham Classics debut. We’re doubly delighted because he comes to us in the company of the CBSO’s phenomenal new Music Director. Together they’ll be performing Shostakovich’s urgent First Cello Concerto, which gets its restless energy from the composer’s memories of harder times. Contrasting moods colour the rest of this concert, with Rachmaninov’s opener carrying the listener over dark waters. Its emotional swell is a far cry from the exuberance of Tchaikovsky’s ballet score to Sleeping Beauty. Scene after scene reveals the composer’s dramatic flair and gift for melody.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Stephen Maddock, CEO of the CBSO, in conversation.


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