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Saturday 18 February 2012 at 7.00pm

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

Edward Gardner  conductor
Sarah Fox  soprano
Pamela Helen Stephen  mezzo
Kostas Smoriginas  bass
CBSO Chorus  

Dukas: La Péri 19'
Szymanowski: Stabat Mater 23'
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Holst: The Planets 55'
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Strange new worlds… Holst’s Planets Suite isn’t just famous for great tunes like Jupiter and Mars; it’s a musical odyssey to infinity and beyond, filled with sounds of jaw-dropping strangeness and beauty. It’ll be a dazzling showcase for the CBSO’s superb young principal guest conductor Edward Gardner - and he’ll be our guide on two more fantastic journeys: Szymanowski’s ravishing Stabat Mater written in the 1920s, and the sensuous oriental dreamscape of Dukas’s La Péri, part of our celebration of the year 1912.

The annual Friends’ Reception takes place before this concert. For information about becoming a Friend, call Claire Watts on 0121 616 6514.

To listen to some of the music in this concert, and explore the rest of the season, using our Spotify playlists, click here.

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

If you like this concert, you might also like:
Andris Nelsons and Jonas Kaufmann, Wednesday 7 March
British Classics, Wednesday 25 April
Once Upon A Time..., Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 May

Pre-concert talk at 5.45pm
Szymanowski's Stabat Mater
With novelist, journalist and blogger Jessica Duchen.