Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music: Repertoire Orchestra End of Term Concert
Orchestras, Ensembles and Chamber Music
£9 (£7) advance*
£10 (£8) on the door
Conductor Daniele Rosina
Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra
Blanka Stachelek (Student Composer) Vermilion Aurora (World Première)
Grieg Selections from Peer Gynt Suites No.1 & 2
Sibelius Symphony No.2
2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius whose seven symphonies have become core repertoire of any orchestral programme. The Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra celebrates this important anniversary with a performance of his 2nd symphony.
This enduring work was once described by its composer as “a struggle between death and salvation” and it takes the listener on a bold and compelling journey from its fragmentary beginning to a warm and ultimately majestic finale.
Five extracts from Grieg’s ever-popular Peer Gynt suites complete the programme and promise to close the term’s music-making in familiar and indulgent style.