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February 2013

1.10pmThursday 28th February

CENTRE STAGE

CBSO Centre, Birmingham. +44 (0)121 345 0491

CBSO Players

Dvořák

"You heartfelt songs, sing on into the night, and greet all who know sadness…" When the young Dvorak was unhappy in love, he turned to song. When he was happier, he transformed those songs into his "Cypresses": miniature string quartets that simply melt with emotion. But that's just for starters - because you'll never spend a happier or more tuneful half hour than with Dvorak's glorious Piano Quintet. Instant sunshine. Supported by ...

7.30pmThursday 28th February

MOZART AND MAHLER

Symphony Hall, Birmingham. +44 (0)121 345 0600

Orozco-Estrada, Ek

Mozart, Mahler

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (Prague) 26' Mozart: Arias 15' Le nozze di Figaro - Deh, vieni non tardar La finta giardiniera - Geme la tortorella Idomeneo - Padre, germani addio Mahler: Symphony No. 4 55' Sleigh-bells jingle, birds sing, and with a playful wink, Gustav Mahler launches his Fourth Symphony. Not what you expected? Well, Mahler loved to surprise, and his sunniest masterpiece takes us from the Alpine meadows to a magical vision of a child's heaven. Mozart would have loved it - so his joyous Prague Symphony is the perfect appetiser. And the link? Hear for yourself, as guest conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada joins the brilliant Swedish soprano Klara Ek in a selection of Mozart's glorious concert arias. Pure inspiration. ...