Few composers have captured the power and everchanging mystery of the oceans better than Debussy and Britten: the former in his swirling orchestral masterpiece, the latter in the interludes from his best-loved opera.
Former CBSO Composer in Association Mark-Anthony Turnage wrote his dramatic 2005 trumpet concerto for the brilliant Swedish virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger, and we’re delighted to welcome him back to Birmingham for this outstanding recent work and for his only UK performance of Haydn’s popular concerto in the composer’s bicentenary year.
5.45pm Free pre-concert talk: *Haydn to Turnage*
Legendary trumpet soloist Håkan Hardenberger discusses tonight’s two very different trumpet concertos, in conversation with Andris Nelsons and the CBSO’s Director of Orchestral Management, Simon Webb
*City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra*
*Andris Nelsons* _conductor_
*Håkan Hardenberger* _trumpet_
*Britten* Peter Grimes - Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia 23’
*Turnage* _From the Wreckage_ 15’
*Haydn* Trumpet Concerto in E flat 13’
*Debussy* _La mer_ 23’