Tuesday 9 May 2023

Classical Pride at the Barbican

Classical Pride: Oliver Zeffmann conducts City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & soloists Pavel Kolesnikov, Samson Tsoy, Ella Taylor, Nicky Spence, Davóne Tines in concert celebrating LGBT musicians at the Barbican

In what seems to be something of a first for a major classical music organisation, Oliver Zeffmann will be conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in a concert at the Barbican celebrating Pride. Classical Pride, on 7 July 2023, will feature music by LGBT composers and celebrate diversity with performers including pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Samson Tsoy, soprano Ella Taylor, tenor Nicky Spence, and bass-baritone Davóne Tines, plus an LGBTQ+ Community Choir.

The the concert features by LGBT composers including Bernstein's overture to Candide, Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Caroline Shaw's Is a Rose and the world premiere of Julian Anderson's Echoes.

The concert is being presented in partnership with ViiV Healthcare and GAY TIMES and proceeds will go to the charities, Terence Higgins Trust, Amplifund and Rainbow Railroad.

Full details from the Barbican website.

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