Philharmonia Orchestra: Edward Gardner conducts Britten Spring Symphony

Edward Gardner conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a concert of works by Bridge, Shostakovich and Britten with soloists Kirill Gerstein (Piano), Susan Gritton (Soprano), Christine Rice (Mezzo-soprano) and Allan Clayton (Tenor)
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Programme
Bridge, Frank (1879-1941), The Sea
Shostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975), Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976), Spring Symphony for soloists, mixed choir, children's choir and orchestra, Op.44
Artists
Philharmonia Orchestra
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Kirill Gerstein, Piano
Susan Gritton, Soprano
Christine Rice, Mezzo-soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
CBSO Children's Chorus
CBSO Chorus
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In collaboration with the Menuhin Competition.

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall

Belvedere Road
London Greater London United Kingdom SE1 8XX