MOZART AND MAHLER

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Thursday 28 February 2013 at 7.30pm

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

Andrés Orozco-Estrada  conductor
Klara Ek  soprano

Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (Prague) 26’
Mozart: Arias 15’
Le nozze di Figaro - Deh, vieni non tardar
La finta giardiniera - Geme la tortorella
Idomeneo - Padre, germani addio
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 55’

Sleigh-bells jingle, birds sing, and with a playful wink, Gustav Mahler launches his Fourth Symphony. Not what you expected? Well, Mahler loved to surprise, and his sunniest masterpiece takes us from the Alpine meadows to a magical vision of a child’s heaven. Mozart would have loved it - so his joyous Prague Symphony is the perfect appetiser. And the link? Hear for yourself, as guest conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada joins the brilliant Swedish soprano Klara Ek in a selection of Mozart’s glorious concert arias. Pure inspiration.

£10, £15, £20, £24, £26.50, £31.50, £36, £39.50, £42

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British Classics, Wednesday 24 April
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Pre-concert talk at 6.15pm
Conservatoire Showcase!
Come early for a FREE 30-minute piano recital.

Lan Jin (piano):
John Ireland: Two Pieces (1921)

Chuen-An Chern (piano):
Samuel Barber: Piano Sonata Op.26 (1949)

Two outstanding international Postgraduate Students. Lan Jin's performance preludes Birmingham Conservatoire's Ireland/Delius Festival (June 17-21 2013). Chuen-An Chern performs one of the greatest twentieth century piano sonatas. Both artists can be also be heard at Park House Cheltenham on 3 February 2013.