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Thursday 5 December 2013 at 7.30pm

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

Andris Nelsons  conductor
Isabelle Faust  violin

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll 20'
Britten: Violin Concerto 32'
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 37'
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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

Britten 100

Part of Birmingham’s celebrations of Britten’s centenary year:

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CBSO Youth Orchestra, Sunday 23 February
Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, Thursday 1 May
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£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
Conservatoire Showcase
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.