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CBSO Bach to the Future

 30 November 2013 at 7pm 

CBSO Bach to the Future

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA
United Kingdom
0121 200 2000

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Pekka Kuusisto director / violin

Vibrant, colourful, and buzzing with energy: the American minimalist music of John Adams and Steve Reich has swept through contemporary culture like a blast of pure oxygen.

But there’s nothing minimalist about its emotional power, and in this life-affirming programme directed by the inspirational Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto, it’s the perfect complement to two of Bach’s most tuneful masterpieces. Three masters speak to each other across three centuries: this is music to refresh heart and soul in equal measure.

5.45pm Free pre-concert talk. Violinist and conductor Pekka Kuusisto introduces tonight’s novel programme – in conversation with the CBSO’s Simon Webb.

Steve Reich : Triple Quartet
J.S Bach : Violin Concerto in E major
Steve Reich : Violin Phase
J.S. Bach : Brandenburg Concerto No 3
John Adams : Shaker Loops

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