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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Birmingham

Birmingham Symphony Hall © Acs272
Birmingham Symphony Hall
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Birmingham Town Hall © Magnus Manske
Birmingham Town Hall
© Magnus Manske
March 2018
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Guide to The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Click here and discover the varied and particularly rich programme at the Barber Institute
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BirminghamOmo Bello: La Belle Epoque

Debussy, Fauré
Omo Bello; Susan Manoff


Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra Choir; Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music; Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble; Toby Spence

BirminghamNational Youth Orchestra of GB: Totally Teenage

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; Kwamé Ryan

BirminghamIlker Arcayürek

Schubert, Wolf
Ilker Arcayürek; Hartmut Höll

BirminghamStephen Hough Piano

Stephen Hough Piano
Debussy, Chopin, Beethoven
Stephen Hough, Piano
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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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National pride without sentimentality

Tomáš Netopil © Marco Borggreve
Tomáš Netopil directs ideal, ‘non-dairy’ performances of Mozart and Dvořák.
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Cheeky, capricious, illuminating

Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
Stunningly fresh performances of ubiqitous classics from Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
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A challenging Bruckner Seventh in Birmingham

Omer Meir Wellber © Tato Baeza
The CBSO chose a programme that was ostensibly simple, but proved to be deceptively difficult.  
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Sublimely lyrical Beethoven in Birmingham

Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
The Lithuanian conductor made Beethoven really sing while violinist, Vilde Frang's spirited interpretation of Elgar's Violin Concerto did not seem quite the finished article.
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