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Conductor - Nicholas Collon & Violin - Vilde Frang
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Classical Music

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Tickets Free

Nicholas Collon conductor
Vilde Frang violin

Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Korngold Violin Concerto
Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Famed for his Hollywood film scores Erich Korngold’s unashamedly Romantic violin showpiece drew strength from what he’d learnt working on his opulent soundtracks. It’s a powerfully emotive piece, ideally suited to the expressive style of our soloist, Norwegian Vilde Frang. Inspired by Berlioz’s obsessive love for actress Harriet Smithson, the Symphonie Fantastique is a feverish drama of an artist haunted by the image of his ideal woman. This ‘idée fixe’ takes a darker turn when he dreams of his own execution. The finale is like no other, as our hero attends his own ‘funeral’. With Berlioz’s imagination firing at white heat, the whole torrid tale is delivered with terrific élan.

Free pre-concert talk, 6.30pm in the auditorium: Jonathan James introduces the programme

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Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

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Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes

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