City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conductor
Alison Balsom trumpet
Ruth Gipps Symphony No. 2
Thea Musgrave Trumpet Concerto (World Premiere)
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
William Walton Troilus and Cressida Suite
After another barnstorming success in 2017, audiences will be thrilled to see the return of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the beloved City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for the second symphonic concert of the weekend. This bespoke all-British programme is based around a World Premiere from the first female composer to be commissioned by the Festival in 1956, Thea Musgrave. Her Trumpet Concerto has been co-commissioned for our Festival by the CBSO in celebration of their centenary, and the LA Philharmonic for Festival Artistic Director Alison Balsom.
Kindly supported by Diana Woolley
The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.
The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.
There is no tiered seating at this venue for any of our Festivals.
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