Review: CBSO at Birmingham Symphony Hall
Without a note of his music being heard, the spirit of Wagner hovered beatifically over this wonderful programme which was heartwarming confirmation of the conducting gifts of Alpesh Chauhan, alumnus of both the Birmingham Music Service and the CBSO Youth Orchestra, as well as the Royal Northern College of Music, and now with his own orchestra in Italy.
Returning to the CBSO of which he was until recently assistant conductor, Chauhan began with a loving, magical account of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel Overture. Wagner-warm horns and generous strings unfolded forest depths, and Chauhan's... read more
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