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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Gala Concert

Tom Redmond presents Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Royal Opening Gala Concert with the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and Andrey Ivanov (piano).

Tom Redmond presents Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Royal Opening Gala Concert with the Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla and Andrey Ivanov (piano), marking the official opening of the new building on Birmingham's East side. Opening with the world premiere of Elsewhere by the Conservatoire's Head of Composition Joe Cutler, there's another premiere from Lithuanian polymath M.K. Ciurlionis, 117 years after its composition. In between, pianist and student Andrey Ivanov performs Chopin's youthful Second Piano Concerto. And to end, that paean to yearning, Ravel's second suite from Daphnis and Chloe - a work described by Stravinsky as 'one of the most beautiful products in all of French music'.

Part 1
Joe Cutler: Elsewhereness (world première)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Andrey Ivanov (piano)

INTERVAL
Tom Redmond in conversation with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire's Principal, Julian Lloyd Webber along with music from disc featuring the Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir conducted by Paul Spicer:
James MacMillan: Invocation
John Joubert: A Hymne to God the Father

Part 2.
Ciurlionis: In the Forest (UK première)
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No 2

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla (conductor).

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