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Thursday 3 May 2012 at 7.30pm

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

Oliver Knussen  conductor
Claire Booth  soprano
CBSO Youth Chorus  

Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales 18'
Knussen: Whitman Settings 12'
Berg: Altenberg-Lieder 11'
Debussy: Nocturnes 25'

“One of Britain’s greatest living artists,” says The Guardian of Oliver Knussen, “he has added beauty to the world.” Now, in his 60th birthday year, we’re delighted to welcome him back to Birmingham for a concert that tingles with colour. Ravel’s sumptuous homage to Schubert and Berg’s Klimt-like Altenberg-Lieder (both written in 1912), together with Debussy’s gorgeous Nocturnes, provide a stunning setting for Knussen’s own extraordinary Whitman Settings, sung by the magnificent Claire Booth. Join us in celebrating a true living legend.

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

If you like this concert, you might also like:
Visions of England, Saturday 19 May
50th Anniversary Performance: Britten’s War Requiem, Wednesday 30 May
London 2012 Festival Opening Concert, Thursday 21 June

Pre-concert talk at 6.15pm
Knussen conducts Knussen
Anthony Burton introduces tonight's multi-faceted programme.