Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Diego Matheuz conductor
Johannes Moser electric cello
Moncayo: Huapango 8'
Chapela: Magnetar (CBSO co-commission: European premiere) 25'
Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (highlights) 50'
They call it “El Sistema”: the Latin American phenomenon that’s got the whole world of classical music dancing with excitement. Tonight, we welcome one of its most brilliant graduates, Diego Matheuz, for an evening of vibrant, toe-tapping energy, including a riotous Mexican dance-off, and the European premiere of an astonishing new showpiece by the Mexican composer Enrico Chapela - for electric cello! Powerful, dramatic, and heart-breakingly passionate, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet should make just as many sparks fly.
£10, £15, £20, £24, £26.50, £31.50, £36, £39.50, £42
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Comedy and Tragedy, Wednesday 17 April
Variations on America, Wednesday 15 May
Flowers and Fables, Thursday 20 June
Pre-concert talk at 6.15pm
Premiere: Enrico Chapela
The Mexican composer introduces his new work Magnetar, to be premiered tonight - in conversation with Simon Webb.