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Featured Performers


  • Vaughan WILLIAMS: Tallis Fantasia 
  • ELGAR: Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 
  • WEINBERG: Jewish Rhapsody, Op. 36, No. 2

  • DEBUSSY: La Mer

Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen at 7pm

In our opening concert of the season, brilliant young Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, along with cello-sensation Sheku Kanneh-Mason, in a program of enduring favorites and new discoveries. From the churning impressionism of Debussy’s La Mer to soloist Sheku Kanneh-Mason shining on the Elgar Cello Concerto, this will be an evening of unforgettable music-making.

Have a pre-concert drink on us!

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling water to toast our 22/23 season! Arrive between 6:45pm-7:30pm and receive one (1) voucher good for one (1) glass of champagne or sparkling water. Redeemable only at designated lobby drink stations before 7:45pm on October 11. Voucher not valid at concessions. No cash value.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
WHERE: Renée & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall lobby
COST: Free for ticketholders
RUNNING TIME: available through 7:30pm
START TIME: 6:45pm