Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Sakari Oramo conductor
Leila Josefowicz violin
‘Pathétique’ means ‘full of feeling’, and there’s no better description of Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, an unforgettable emotional drama played out in gloriously tuneful music. Powerfully defiant, Brahms’s Tragic Overture is a very different experience - but no less intense. Between these two epic dramas, Mendelssohn’s sweetly lyrical Violin Concerto should provide a moment of calm - though with the dazzling Leila Josefowicz as soloist, there should be no shortage of fireworks either!
This concert is followed by a Members’ Afternoon Tea with guest speaker. For information on how to support the CBSO through one of its membership schemes, please contact Victoria Parsons on 0121 616 6514, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-concert talk at 1.15pm
The Players' Perspective -
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6
CBSO violinist David Gregory offers a player's angle on Tchaikovsky's popular symphony.