ProkofievClassical Symphony
MozartPiano Concerto No.27, K 595
BrahmsSymphony No.4

He’s been described as “the greatest and brightest hope on the international conducting scene”. But tonight, you don’t even need to travel to Birmingham to hear why Andris Nelsons‘ partnership with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is setting the musical world alight.

From the rocketing energy and playful humour of Prokofiev’s firecracker of a First Symphony, to the Shakespearean tragedy of Brahms’ Fourth, this concert demonstrates the whole range of Nelsons’ musical personality – and shows the gift that has made him one of the world’s most sought-after conductors in opera houses from Bayreuth to New York. True, Lars Vogt isn’t a singer, but few living pianists bring such poetry and personality to everything they touch. And Mozart’s beautiful last piano concerto is almost a mini-opera for piano and orchestra. Together, Nelsons, Vogt and Mozart should create something intensely special. Early booking recommended.

Pre-concert talk: Woods-Scawen Room 6.15pm. Click here for more information.