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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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BirminghamProkofiev and Bernstein

Stravinsky, Bernstein, Prokofiev
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Tasmin Little

BirminghamJoseph Calleja and the CBSO

Verdi, Massenet, Bizet, Cilea, Puccini, Offenbach
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Greenwood; Joseph Calleja

BirminghamBenjamin Grosvenor and Friends

Brahms, Schubert
Hyeyoon Park; Brett Dean; Kian Soltani; Leon Bosch

BirminghamLa finta semplice

Mozart: La finta semplice, K51 (K46a)
Ian Page; Classical Opera; Regula Mühlemann; Emily Edmonds; Alessandro Fisher; Božidar Smiljanić

BirminghamMaxim Vergerov & the Würth Philharmonic

Strauss II, Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky
Würth Philharmonic; Maxim Vengerov; Stamatia Karampini

BirminghamMozart's Jupiter

Mozart's Jupiter
Widmann, Weber, Mozart
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Jörg Widmann
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Removing barriers, provoking questions: Ono, Bavouzet and the CBSO

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Dvořák is diminished in the wake of Bartók’s experimental zeal and Strauss’ fearless convolutions.
*****
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Celebrating Linz's favourite son: a majestic Eighth

Markus Poschner © Christian Herzenberger
Markus Poschner and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz conclude their UK tour with an impulsive, passionate performance at Symphony Hall.
****1
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Boris Giltburg and the CBSO power through Prokofiev

Boris Giltburg © Marc Gourdon
A triumphant night for the CBSO, Harish Shankar and Boris Giltburg, with the mighty Saint-Saëns’ “Organ Symphony” and an inspired performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto no. 3.
****1
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Three very different musical journeys in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO escort the Symphony Hall audience through environments of safety and danger.
****1
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Mirga's Debussy Festival in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO's Debussy Festival © Andrew Fox
With concerts and recitals imaginatively programmed, this second weekend in the CBSO's Debussy Festival was a model of how to make classical music accessible to the widest possible audience.

Kolesnikov proves a golden substitute in Birmingham

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
After star pianist Gabriela Montero unfortunately withdrew due to injury, the young Russian Pavel Kolesnikov stepped forward with inspired conductor Joana Wallmitz to save the day.
*****
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