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Sibelius' Second: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), Baiba Skride, Edward Gardner
Don’t be put off by the name! The Richard Strauss who wrote Death and Transfiguration was a young genius in a hurry, with musical ambitions that were larger than life itself. It’s a spectacular way to begin a concert that stars a real Birmingham favourite, the fabulous Baiba Skride, in Prokofiev’s zingy concerto, and ends with Sibelius’s mighty symphonic hymn to freedom – and a melody you’ll never forget.
CBSO+ 2 May, 1pm: Writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson discusses Sibelius’ magnificent and highly emotional Second Symphony.
Founded in 1920, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has always had an illustrious career. In fact, the first concert was conducted by Sir Edward Elgar. The orchestra has grown into a 90-piece ensemble with a worldwide reputation.
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Multi-award winning classical violinist from Latvia who has performed with leading orchestras around the world.
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