Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Edward Gardner conductor
Sarah Fox soprano
Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo
Kostas Smoriginas bass
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.
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£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.