Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Birmingham

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Birmingham Symphony Hall
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Birmingham Town Hall © Magnus Manske
Birmingham Town Hall
© Magnus Manske
September 2017
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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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BirminghamCanadian Brass

to be announced
Canadian Brass

BirminghamBasel Symphony Orchestra

Busoni, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven
Basel Symphony Orchestra; Ivor Bolton; Sol Gabetta

BirminghamMariinsky Orchestra

Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra; Valery Gergiev; Denis Matsuev

BirminghamBach's Magnificat

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra; Elizabeth Adams; Katie Trethewey; Amy Wood

BirminghamQuatuor van Kuijk

Haydn, Janáček, Canat de Chizy, Ravel
Quatuor Van Kuijk
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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?
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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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WNO's jolly good romp in Birmingham

WNO's excellent revival of John Copley's 2011 staging of Die Fledermaus is a delight. 
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Ecstatically uncomfortable: a revelatory, risk-taking Turangalîla in Birmingham

Sakari Oramo pushes the BBC Symphony Orchestra to breaking point at Symphony Hall
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Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

East meets West meets East in a disappointing display of homogenised, sugar-coated music-making in Birmingham
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