A BOY WAS BORN: BOSTRIDGE SINGS BRITTEN

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Wednesday 6 March 2013 at 7.30pm

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

Michael Seal  conductor
Ian Bostridge  tenor

Elgar: In the South 20'
Britten: Les Illuminations 23'
Britten: Prelude and Fugue 10'
Elgar: Enigma Variations 32'
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Thought you knew British music? Think again, as CBSO associate conductor Michael Seal conducts an evening of soaring passions and tender secrets. Elgar’s In the South explodes in a burst of Mediterranean sunshine, and as for his Enigma Variations - well, let’s just say that there are a whole host of wonderful secrets just waiting to be discovered beyond the famous Nimrod. Legendary British tenor Ian Bostridge brings all his insight and poetry to Britten’s sensuous, glittering song-cycle. Sit back and think of England…

Explore Birmingham’s celebrations of Britten’s centenary here.

A taste of the CBSO’s celebrations of Britten in his centenary year

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