Poulenc’s Gloria

Saturday 5th March, 2016, 7.00pm

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Programme

  • 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.

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