Kazuki Yamada – Conductor
Alban Gerhardt – Cello
Anderson Litanies, 20′ (CBSO Centenary Commission – UK Premiere)
Dvořák Symphony No. 7, 40′
Love Dvořák’s “New World” symphony? Then why not try something a little stronger? Dvořák’s Seventh begins with a rumble of thunder, and ends in a shout of defiance; in between come summer storms, lilting dance tunes, and some of the sweetest, most heartfelt music in any great symphony. The CBSO’s Principal Guest Conductor Kazuki Yamada never stints on emotion; and it’s a perfectly-chosen complement to the UK premiere of the CBSO’s latest centenary commission – Litanies, a major new cello concerto from our former Composer in Association Julian Anderson. It’s Julian’s very personal tribute to a friend who died too young, and with the phenomenal Alban Gerhardt as soloist, we think it’s set to be an instant classic.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
B:Music, 8 Centenary Square, B1 2EA Birmingham, UK, Birmingham, United Kingdom