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Brahms in Symphony Hall

Saturday 9 March 2013 at 1900 | Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem op.45
As part of the twenty-fifth Annual Cathedrals' Group Choir Festival, the Orchestra's first performance in Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Brahms's remarkable German Requiem a work of huge eloquence, emotional honesty, for all people in every time.
This event is promoted by Newman University College.
Caroline Lester, soprano | Mark Saberton, baritone
Derek Wroughton, conductor
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David Quigley plays Haydn

Sunday 24 March 2013 at 1500 | Artrix, Bromsgrove
Michael Haydn: Symphony in G major P.16 
Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano concerto in D
Albert Schnelzer: Emperor Akbar 
Beethoven: Symphony no.1 in C major, op.21 
A symphony by Joseph Haydn's younger brother, for a century identified as Mozart's no.37; an unusual wonder of a concerto with a 'Hungarian' finale; an exotic fantasy growing from a novel by Salman Rushdie; and a C-major symphony announcing the arrival of the greatest of all symphonists. Brilliant young pianist, David Quigley joins the Orchestra for the first time.
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David Quigley, piano | Martin Leigh, conductor

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Adams, Debussy, Mozart, and Grieg

Friday 21 June 2013 at 2000 | Wombourne Festival

Debussy: Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune”
(arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
John Adams: Shaker Loops
Mozart: Divertimento in D KV136
Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
Grieg: Holberg Suite
Our first invitation to the Wombourne Festival, and perfect fare for the longest day: Debussy's two sublime dances written for the Pleyel company in 1904 and the arrangement of the Prélude prepared under the supervision of Arnold Schoenberg; John Adams's first major work, still his most performed; and much-loved diversions by Mozart and Grieg.
Read more about John Adams and Shaker Loops, here.

Rita Schindler, harp | Martin Leigh, conductor


Sunday 7 July 2013 at 1930 | Artrix, Bromsgrove

Debussy: Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” 
(arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
Witold Lutosławski: Partita
Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane
Biber: Passacaglia from Rosary Sonatas
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no.3 ‘Eroica'
Revolutions — Debussy's Prélude, which work brought 'new breath to the art of music', set alongside two exquisite, quietly-revolutionary dances; one of the earliest works for the unaccompanied violin, beside the great Partita by Polish composer Witold Lutosławski (2013 the centenary of his birth); and Beethoven's always-new always-revolutionary, once-Revolutionary 'Eroica'.
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Anna Cashell, violin | Rita Schindler, harp
Martin Leigh, conductor
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