BPO: Fairies, Fantasy and Magical Realms
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
£6 under 16 and students
Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.
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Conductor Michael Lloyd
Soprano Alison Roddy
Mendelssohn Overture: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Dvořák ‘Song to the Moon’ from Rusalka
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Humperdinck Dew Fairy’s aria from Hänsel und Gretel
Coates The Enchanted Garden
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Lehár ‘Vilja’ from The Merry Widow
Tchaikovsky End of Act 1 of The Nutcracker
Fairy tales and legends are rich sources for music of all kinds. From genteel to ribald, mysterious to mischievous, such stories have inspired ballets and opera, casting spells and enchantments through fantastical tales.
Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra is one of Britain’s leading non-professional symphony orchestras. BPO draws its members from throughout the West Midlands, and aims to achieve the highest standards of performance for its core repertoire: the large orchestral works from the early 19th century to the present day.
BPO has presented major works by Bartók, Mahler, Shostakovich and Stravinsky, as well as a concert performance in October 2019 of Wagner’s Das Rheingold. In association with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the orchestra stages the BPO Concerto Prize to recognize and encourage talented soloists.