Thomas Adès - Conductor
Thomas Trotter - Organ
Stravinsky, Britten... and Thomas Adès.
When Britain's most brilliant living composer conducts these two giants, you'll hear sounds like you've never heard before. That goes double for Polaris, Adès's own shimmering vision of the night sky. As for the world premiere of a new organ concerto by Gerald Barry, one of our most uproarious musical pranksters - well, who knows? One thing's for sure though: making history has never been so entertaining!
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem, 21′
Gerald Barry Organ Concerto (CBSO co-commission, World premiere), 20′
Thomas Adès Polaris, 14′
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements, 22′
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is the flagship of musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands - and one of the world's great orchestras. Based in Symphony Hall, it gives over 130 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world, playing music that ranges from classics to contemporary, film music and even disco. At its centre is a team of 90 superb professional musicians, and a 95-year tradition of making the world's greatest music.cbso.co.uk
Symphony Hall opened in 1991 to public and critical acclaim. With its world class acoustics and stunning auditorium it is considered to be the UK's finest concert hall and one of the best in the world. Symphony Hall presents prestigious international orchestras and is also home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Complementing the classical programme is the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy.www.thsh.co.uk/
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