Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Birmingham

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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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BirminghamDomonkos Csabay

Schubert, Bartók, Janáček, Britten
Domonkos Csabay, Piano

BirminghamJoshua Bell

Vivaldi, Meyer, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

BirminghamBirmingham Contemporary Music Group: Celebrating Carter

Carter
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

BirminghamChristoph Sietzen

Séjourné, Xenakis, Psathas
The Wave Quartet; Christoph Sietzen

BirminghamKate Royal & Joseph Middleton

Various
Kate Royal; Joseph Middleton
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A challenging Bruckner Seventh in Birmingham

The CBSO chose a programme that was ostensibly simple, but proved to be deceptively difficult.  
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Sublimely lyrical Beethoven in Birmingham

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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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.  
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