PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

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Thursday 27 October 2011 at 7.30pm

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

Santtu-Matias Rouvali  conductor
Alisa Weilerstein  cello

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite 19'
Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor 40'
Mussorgsky (orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition 34'
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When Ravel arranged Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for orchestra, he created one of the few adaptations that’s better than the original. From its opening Promenade to the majestic final Great Gate of Kiev, it’s one of the true orchestral showpieces, a glittering jewel-box crammed with unforgettable images. And Prokofiev’s cheeky Lieutenant Kijé suite is every bit as much fun! The young Finnish star Santtu-Matias Rouvali makes his Birmingham debut, and cellist Alisa Weilerstein celebrates her return to Birmingham with Dvorák’s impassioned Cello Concerto.

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£10, £14.50, £19, £22.50, £25, £30, £34.50, £37.50, £39.50

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