THE YEAR 1913: BALLETS RUSSES

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Saturday 16 February 2013 at 7.00pm

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 (1911) 26'

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.

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If you like this concert, you might also like:
The Birmingham Beethoven Cycle: Symphonies 6 & 7, Wednesday 20 March
Cosmic Dances, Thursday 28 March
Viva Italia!, Wednesday 8 May

Sounds Interesting pre-concert talk at 5.45pm
Simone Young - in conversation
Conductor Simone Young talks to Simon Webb about tonight's concert.