The CBC sang with both venom and tenderness, and the BSSO responded to all the work's jazzy rhythms and sombre narratives with expert delight.
How about the BSSO turns to Wagner's pupil, Humperdinck, and gives us his rewarding Hansel and Gretel - perhaps with Conservatoire soloists, and youth choristers?
In particular, she liked the way teachers paid attention to her son's needs and she was grateful for the work of the BSSO
After the interval the BSSO
came fully into its own in Sibelius's Symphony No.
After a wittily presented, refreshing sorbet of an encore from Grosvenor in the shape of "I Got Rhythm" from the Gershwin Songbook, the BSSO
sent us into the frost and fog with a well-wrought, clearly-defined Sibelius Symphony no.
The solo quartet was made up of past BSSO
members who have gone on to grace the wider musical world, but the maturity of tone produced by the rank-and-file players was equally exciting: rich, stringy and 'open-air', sections well dovetailed, dynamics grippingly terraced, and with a definite bite in the bowing of the fiendish fugue.
Mr Bridle, a teacher at King Edward VI School in Edgbaston, said he was proud to be associated with the BSSO
which brought together young people from a range of backgrounds with a common interest in music.
Reduced in size to older hands, the BSSO
delivered Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals with much wit and panache.
Rising to the challenge of Britten's showpiece Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, the BSSO
revealed what a fabulous principal oboe and sensational harpist it boasts in a tremendous performance followed by the perfect calling-card for any foreign tour, Elgar's Land of Hope And Glory.
For three years in the 1970s, my daughter was a member of the BSSO
and each year one of its concerts was broadcast by BBC Radio Birmingham including a memorable occasion at the Royal Festival Hall.
was singled out for its outstanding concert on Sunday May 10 at Symphony Hall in which they gave an accomplished performance of Berlioz's demanding Symphonie Fantastique .