Saturday 5th March, 2016, 7.00pm
- Tchaikovsky Hamlet , 19′
- Poulenc Gloria , 23′
- Berlioz Romeo and Juliet – Love Scene , 14′
- Stravinsky The Firebird – Suite (1945) , 29′
A dark kingdom, a troubled prince, and a spine chilling mystery… OK, so Hamlet and The Firebird don’t exactly tell the same story! But they both unleash music of sweeping passion and dazzling colour, just as Romeo and Juliet gave Berlioz a chance to pour out his romantic soul. Nicholas Collon leads a gloriously colourful toast to Shakespeare: and lifts the roof with the CBSO Chorus in Poulenc’s jubilant Gloria.