This weekend was spent in Birmingham, in the delightful company of my girlfriend. And among the events she planned for us, was an evening at Birmingham's Symphony Hall watching the CBSO perform a couple of pieces by Stravinsky.
I am not familiar with his work, so the pieces were new to me. We did enjoy Les Noces , which had a wild, yet contained style to it. That said, I don't think he is among our chief favourites!
But it was a great evening, and if ever you are in Birmingham, do go and have a look at Symphony Hall, it is a beautiful building and it is relatively financially painless to go and see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra perform there, and to watch them is an experience!