Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Birmingham

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Birmingham Symphony Hall
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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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BirminghamSir András Schiff

Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bach
Sir András Schiff, Piano

BirminghamTamsin Waley-Cohen plays Mozart

Mozart, Grieg, Haydn
Orchestra of the Swan; David Curtis; Tamsin Waley-Cohen

BirminghamNDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover

Beethoven, Brahms
NDR Radiophilharmonie; Andrew Manze; Igor Levit

BirminghamMonteverdi Vespers (1610)

Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine "Vespers of the Blessed Virgin" (1610)
Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra Consort; Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts

BirminghamSir Willard White

to be announced
Sir Willard White, Bass-baritone
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An all Russian programme in Birmingham

A night of big names: Valery Gergiev, Denis Matsuev, The Mariinsky Orchestra, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov. 
*****
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Sinaisky offers romance and revoultion in Birmingham

Vassily Sinaisky returns to Birmingham, partnered by a Macedonian pianist.
****1
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Gražinytė-Tyla's Childlike View of Heaven in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra brought a fresh approach to Mahler's Fourth Symphony and the harp took centre stage for a change with a concerto première.  
***11
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Porpora's L'Agrippina offers momentary pleasures

An opera only ever performed once, over 300 years ago. Would this be a marvellous revival, or a reminder of why it has been neglected all this time?
**111
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Levit explores interior worlds of Shostakovich

Shostakovich's mighty piano cycle is given a delicate and intense performance - truly an expidition into some of the most personal of the composer's music.
*****
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