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Wed 17th Apr

Comedy And Tragedy

@ Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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Comedy And Tragedy

Comedy or tragedy? Shostakovich, like Shakespeare, knew that great art can be both at once. Maybe that’s why his powerful Sixth Symphony swings from black despair to knockabout fun, and why his Hamlet film-score bristles with deadpan humour.

Guest conductor Vassily Sinaisky knows this music inside-out – and he’ll bring all his signature verve to the out-and-out heroism of Beethoven’s Leonora overture. CBSO principal trumpet Alan Thomas is the soloist in an irresistible comic opera of a concerto by Mozart’s star pupil.

Shostakovich - Hamlet – film music suite
Hummel - Trumpet Concerto
Beethoven - Overture, Leonora No 3
Shostakovich - Symphony No 6

Image © Symphony Hall Birmingham

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Venue Facts

Venue: Symphony Hall

Broad Street
West Midlands
B1 2EP 52.479473, -1.909198

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