THE YEAR 1913: BALLETS RUSSES

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Thursday 14 February 2013 at 2.15pm

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

Simone Young  conductor
James Ehnes  violin

Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina - Prelude 6'
Sibelius: Violin Concerto 31'
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Debussy: Jeux 19'
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Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919) 21'
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Paris, 1913: and a radical team of composers, artists and dancers ignites a revolution. Welcome to the fabulous world of the Ballets Russes, where Stravinsky paints Russian fairytales in rainbow colours, and Debussy sets a game of tennis to the music of seduction. The inspirational Australian conductor Simone Young makes her Birmingham debut in this gorgeous programme, which begins with Mussorgsky’s serene Moscow dawn and features Birmingham favourite James Ehnes in the fire and ice of Sibelius’s popular Violin Concerto.

This concert will be followed by a Members’ Afternoon Tea with Simone Young as guest speaker. For further information contact Claire Watts on 0121 616 6514.

£10, £15, £20, £25, £29, £33, £39.50

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