Transcedent Mozart and a Russian's heartfelt tribute to his idol: Tchaikovsky's variations played in their original form by CBSO principal, Richard Jenkinson; for solo 'cello and orchestra, the composer's Pezzo capriccioso is an unusual and lovely treat; two late masterpieces by Mozart complete the programme.
supporting the St. Mary Magdalene organ appeal.
Rossini's Cinderella is a gossammer delight; considered by many to be the greatest of all concertos for the instrument, Saint-Saëns's first concerto is here played by CBSO principal, Richard Jenkinson; the high spirits of Beethoven's second symphony complete this joyful programme.
Martin Roscoe Plays Beethoven
Wednesday 10 November 2010 | Artrix Bromsgrove
In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Sunday 20 Feburary 2011 | Bloxham School, Banbury
promoted by the Rotary Club of Banbury
Simon Callaghan and the 'Emperor'
In 2010, Birmingham Chamber Orchestra performed Beethoven's third and fourth piano concertos with Martin Roscoe. The Orchestra returns this year to Artrix with the epic 'Emperor', performed by Simon Callaghan. Two transcendent works by Mozart complete the programme.
We are grateful to the Fidelio Charitable Trust for making possible this concert.
Alexandra Wood plays Brahms
A popular symphony by Dvořák, and Brahms's masterful concerto, in D major both. Dvořák and Brahms draw from the rich heritage of Czech and Hungarian dance music new possibilities of expression, great excitement, and an abundance of melody. As soloist, the welcome return of the superb Alexandra Wood.
Dances and Arias
Sunday 17 May 2009 at 19:30 | All Saints' Parish Church, Broseley
A programme of dance and song: Bartók's delightful Rumanian Dances; the witty and pithy Contredanses by Beethoven; and his glorious and dithyrambic Seventh Symphony. Outstanding soprano Caroline Lester joins the Birmingham Chamber Orchestra for arias by Bellini, Puccini, and Gounod.
Sunday 5 July 2009 at 19:30 | David Street Hall, Dodderhill School
Rachmaninov's best-known concerto and Vaughan-Williams's ever-popular Fantasia, coupled with very different dances by Bartók, Brahms, and Saint-Saëns. Rising pianist Simon Callaghan makes his first appearance with the Orchestra.
Saturday 19 September 2009 at 19:30 | Albrighton Parish Church
Three Romantic masterpieces: Sara Trickey returns to perform Mendelssohn's beloved concerto, Joachim's 'inward... heart's jewel'; Schumann's delightful, Mendelssohn-inspired symphonic torso; and his Overture to Genoveva, a story of Mediaeval love and redemption. Bartók's wonderful Divertimento, infused with folk dance and melody, continues Birmingham Chamber Orchestra's season-long engagement with the composer.
Enikö Magyar and Simon Callaghan
Remarkable young viola player Enikö Magyar performs Bruch's lyrical Romance and Hummel's entertainment; Simon Callaghan returns to Dodderhill for Prokofiev's third concerto – a work matching Simon's own blistering virtuosity and musical invention; surrounding them, Dvořák's Legends are the tender cousins of the composer's Slavonic Dances.
Sunday 13 February 2011 | Town Hall, Birmingham
supporting Birmingham St.Mary's Hospice
birmingham chamber orchestra