About CBSO 2024/25 Sir Mark Elder conducts Brahms & Shostakovich

Running time  This concert will last approximately 2 hours.

A stirring concerto, a tragic tale – and an outrageous knees-up!

Former Principal Guest Conductor, Sir Mark Elder, makes a welcome return after more than 20 years with a wonderful programme. Brahms is on majestic form in his first Piano Concerto brought to dramatic life by Sir Stephen Hough. Janáček packs a punch with his tale of the fiddler, his sick child – and authoritarian oppression. Shostakovich knew a thing or two about that. His Symphony No.6 builds from slow start to wild conclusion – one of his most diabolical finales.

Booking Info

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Free (limited) ticket for Disabled Visitor’s Carers, as per Access Scheme.

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Getting here

  • Symphony Hall
    Broad Street
    Birmingham
    B1 2EA
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