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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Plays Debussy, Ravel & Stravinsky

The CBSO performs heady works from Stravinsky, Ravel and Debussy, conducted by Ludovic Morlot.

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ludovic Morlot Conductor

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Director

Stravinsky Funeral Song
Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Ravel Daphnis et Chloé 

Sensuous, sumptuous and full of dazzling colour. Beguiling ballet scores by Debussy and Ravel bookend the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s vibrant concert.

Debussy’s bewitching Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune tells of hedonistic daydreams and sensual indolence. Ravel’s lavish Daphnis et Chloé – featuring the Edinburgh Festival Chorus – paints vivid scenes of nymphs, pirates and euphoric dances in one of music’s most opulent creations.

To start is the brooding power of Stravinsky’s sonorous Funeral Song, alongside the bracing austerity of his miniature Symphony for the massed forces of 23 wind and brass players. 

Please note that it had been previously published that Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla would conduct this concert. She will be on maternity leave in August and is therefore unavailable. We are grateful to Ludovic Morlot who will lead the concert instead.

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17 August 2018

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)
  • £15 - £47*

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