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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Birmingham

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BirminghamSymphonic Pop

Symphonic Pop
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Nick Davies

BirminghamThe British Paraorchestra Terry Riley's In C

Riley: In C
British Paraorchestra; Charles Hazlewood; Extraordinary Bodies

BirminghamPeter Moore in recital

Gouinguene, Casterede, Panufnik, Brahms, Gershwin
Peter Moore; Jonathan Ware

BirminghamOslo Philharmonic Sibelius Fifth

Delius, Grieg, Sibelius
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Nikolai Lugansky
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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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