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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

02 Feb 2024 19:00

The charismatic Brazilian conductor, Eduardo Strausser, leads the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in its long-awaited return to Sheffield, opening the concert with Rossini’s Overture to his fairy-tale opera Cinderella.

The trailblazing saxophonist and BBC Radio 3 presenter, Jess Gillam, joins them for another very welcome appearance, performing Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’s dance-driven, miniature saxophone concerto, Fantasia and John Williams’s jazz-inspired Escapades, from Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can. Two suites complete the programme: Rimsky-Korsakov’s comedic, Oriental-influenced opera The Golden Cockerel and Stravinsky’s magical ballet The Firebird.


£22.50, £29.95 & £31.95 (includes fees)

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Sheffield International Concert Season 2023/24

Pre-Concert Talk 6pm 

Eduardo Strausser conductor
Jess Gillam saxophone


Rossini La Cenerentola: Overture 8’

Villa-Lobos Fantasia for saxophone 10’

Rimsky-Korsakov The Golden Cockerel: Suite 25’

John Williams Catch Me If You Can: Escapades 13’

Stravinsky The Firebird: Suite (1919) 23’

Marcus Newton, the guide for Sheffield City Walking, standing in Tudor Square on a bright, sunny day.