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OOTS Tales of the City

OOTS Tales of the City

Orchestra of the Swan - Orchestra in Residence

Date and time
09 Oct 2019 (2:30pm)

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR



Booking Information


Matinee - £5 (BCU staff and students), £18, £20, £25

For staff and students, 25 seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, after which they will need to purchase a £5 ticket


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Conductor Rebecca Miller
Viv McLean piano
Hugh Davies trumpet
Louise Braithwaite cor anglais

Rossini The Barber of Seville, Overture
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Copland Quiet City
Mozart Symphony No.38 ‘Prague’ 
Catherine Mole new work

Cities are the inspiration for this concert conducted by Rebecca Miller and featuring pianist Viv McLean as soloist. This is possibly Gershwin’s most popular work and has become synonymous with the stylishly bustling New York City of the 1930s. Copland’s is an introverted soundscape; a deserted metropolis depicted by plaintive jazz-influenced trumpet and a pale wash of strings. There is no doubt that Mozart had a particular affinity with the city of Prague; anecdotal evidence suggests he felt its inhabitants truly understood his music. Many of his major works received premières there including Symphony No.38.

Orchestra of the Swan - Orchestra in Residence

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