Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600
Andris Nelsons conductor
Isabelle Faust violin
Two chords ring out, the orchestra gathers its strength - and with the force of a summer storm, Brahms’s Third Symphony crashes upon you. “Free but happy” was Brahms’s motto for this music, and there’s a whole lifetime of tenderness and wonderful Isabelle Faust contemplates one of Britten’s finest works - and which opens with the most beautiful gift any composer ever gave to his beloved?
c9.45pm: Post-concert chat
Stay on for a post-concert conversation with Andris Nelsons and Stephen Maddock.
Due to the popularity of the Birmingham Christmas Market please allow ample time for your journey to Symphony Hall.
A taste of the CBSO’s celebrations of Britten in his centenary year
Part of Birmingham’s celebrations of Britten’s centenary year: www.birminghambritten.co.uk
£18.50, £24, £32.50, £37.50, £42 plus transaction fee*
*A £2.50 transaction fee, plus £1 (optional) postage, will be charged by THSH Box Offices on all bookings except purchases made in person.
pre-concert talk at 6.15pm
Fan Yu (piano)
Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor
Lucy Chang (piano)
Debussy: Two Arabesques
Strauss / Schulz-Evler: Concert Arabesque on The Blue Danube
A FREE 30-minute piano recital, performed by two rising stars of Birmingham Conservatoire.