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Venue: Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall

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AddressVictoria Square
Birmingham
West Midlands
B3 3DQ
United Kingdom
ContainsBirmingham Symphony Hall
Birmingham Town Hall
Google maps52° 28' 49.188" N 1° 54' 11.236" W
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BirminghamBruch's Violin Concerto

© Otto van den Toorn
Wagner, Bruch, Bruckner
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Fabien Gabel; Simone Lamsma

BirminghamDvořák's Seventh

© Simon Fowler
Bizet, Chausson, Ravel, Dvořák
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Anja Bihlmaier; Renaud Capuçon

BirminghamAndrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lloyd Webber
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Cottee

BirminghamCBSO Youth Orchestra: The Rite of Spring

CBSO Youth Orchestra: The Rite of Spring
Prokofiev, Stravinsky
CBSO Youth Orchestra; Andrew Gourlay; Lauren Zhang

BirminghamMendelssohn's Elijah

Mendelssohn's Elijah
Mendelssohn: Elijah
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Kazuki Yamada; Keri Fuge; Karen Cargill; Robert Murray; Matthew Brook

BirminghamCapriccio Espagnol

© Kevin De Borger
Rimsky-Korsakov, Montsalvatge, Falla, Prokofiev
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Jaume-Blai Santonja Espinos; Clara Mouriz

BirminghamThe Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Britten, Williams, Piazzolla, Tchaikovsky, Arban, Beethoven, Brahms
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Jaume-Blai Santonja Espinos; Catherine Arlidge

BirminghamBeethoven and Stravinsky

© Marco Borggreve
Beethoven, Stravinsky
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Gustavo Gimeno; Jeremy Denk
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A gleefully diabolical Damnation of Faust in Birmingham

Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Edward Gardner conducts a richly entertaining account of Berlioz's masterpiece in Birmingham
*****
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Bold, dramatic colour in Gražinytė-Tyla's CBSO Mahler 2

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen
Mahler 2 must be mother’s milk for the CBSO Chorus, though they sang with affecting passion from their soft, seated entry to towering last peroration of the Resurrection hymn.
****1
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Exaggeration and disinterest mar John Wilson's CBSO programme

John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
John Wilson oversees a glossy, superficial take on early 20th-century works from England and the USA.
**111
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Responding to the intangible: Grieg and Čiurlionis at Symphony Hall

Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla © Frans Jansen

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO present the UK première of a neglected Lithuanian tone poem alongside Grieg’s Peer Gynt.

*****
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France and the CBSO faultless in New Year's Concert

Jennifer France © Nick James
Following the recipe of the New Year Concert from Vienna, the CBSO demonstrated their ability, but not much originality in this predictable programme. 
***11
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Ghostly remembrances: Weinberg championed in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega
Nearly a century after his birth, Weinberg's final completed symphony is given its UK premiere by the CBSO and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
****1
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Matinee enchantment from Grosvenor, Sinaisky and the CBSO

Benjamin Grosvenor © Decca | Sophie Wright
This afternoon Vassily Sinaisky was in charge of the CBSO for a matinee performance which began with Wagner’s overture, ended with a Sibelius symphony and had siphoned between them an ever-popular piano concerto by Mozart.
****1
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Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Xian Zhang brought out the beauty of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s engaging sound and soprano Fatma Said gracefully beguiled us with Strauss.
***11
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