Saturday 26 September 2009 at 7.00PM

Andris Nelsons  conductor
Håkan Hardenberger  trumpet

Britten: Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia (Peter Grimes) 23′
Turnage: From the Wreckage 15′
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E Flat 13′
Debussy: La mer 23′

Few composers have captured the power and everchanging mystery of the oceans better than Debussy and Britten: the former in his swirling orchestral masterpiece, the latter in the interludes from his best-loved opera. Former CBSO Composer in Association Mark-Anthony Turnage wrote his dramatic 2005 trumpet concerto for the brilliant Swedish virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger, and we’re delighted to welcome him back to Birmingham for this outstanding recent work and for his only UK performance of Haydn’s popular concerto in the composer’s bicentenary year.

Hakan Hardenberger encore – Oblivion by Astor Piazzolla

Orchestra encore – a Latvian piece…?


Review from Christopher Morley, Birmingham Post:

“The chemistry between Andris Nelsons and the CBSO is nothing less than sublime.”


Review from Andrew Clements, Guardian:

“Once or twice it dwelt a bit too lovingly on the music’s beauties, but the glitter of the central Jeux des Vagues was seductive, and the stormy finale became a really threatening prospect.”