CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy

Sunday 21 July 2013 at 3.00pm

Town Hall, Birmingham 0121 345 0603

Michael Seal  conductor

Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico García Lorca 12′

Ravel: Mother Goose (complete) 28′

Korngold: Much Ado About Nothing – Suite 21′

Mozart: Symphony No. 36 (Linz) 26′

A mariachi band, a French fairy tale, a Shakespearean rom-com, and a symphony written in four days flat! Under the inspirational baton of Michael Seal, a chamber orchestra drawn from the very best of the CBSO Youth Orchestra’s superb young players explores three extraordinary 20th century masterpieces – from the Latin-American energy of Revueltas, to the luscious romance of Hollywood composer Erich Korngold. And did we mention Mozart’s most brilliant symphony? There’s a special electricity about everything our Youth Orchestra plays – come and share the thrill of discovery.

Please note: The St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will be completely   closed to all traffic from 19 July to 2 September. The closure will be preceded   by four weeks of overnight closures, from 10pm to 6am, and followed by up to   two weeks of similar overnight closures. For more information please follow   this link:

Please allow plenty of time for your journey as traffic disruptions are likely.



Review by Norman Stinchcombe, Birmingham Post:

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…     “A delightful piece of programming gave us a complete contrast – Korngold’s delicately-scored suite of incidental music to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Not for nothing was Korngold’s middle name Wolfgang. Like that other wunderkind his light music combines charm, romanticism and the sensuous without ever breaking sweat. That the orchestra could play two such differing works with equal aplomb is a credit to their talent and the patient conducting of Michael Seal.

Mozart’s own Linz symphony zipped along merrily from the properly spiritoso first movement to the kinetic, but never frenetic, finale. Ravel’s complete Mother Goose ballet showed the orchestra at its finest with each fairytale character vividly realized in virtue of stylish playing from every section.”     …


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