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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Birmingham, United Kingdom

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BirminghamFamily Film Classics

Family Film Classics
Williams, Sherman
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Michael Seal; Tom Redmond; CBSO Children's Chorus

BirminghamHandel's Messiah

© reginaldmobley.com
Handel: Messiah
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Richard Egarr; Mary Bevan; Reginald Mobley; James Gilchrist; Christopher Purves

BirminghamRachmaninov and Shostakovich

© Marco Borggreve
Rachmaninov, Shostakovich
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Vedernikov; Sunwook Kim

BirminghamOn Tour: UK

Clyne, Liszt, Mahler
Brussels Philharmonic; Stéphane Denève; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

BirminghamBritten’s War Requiem

© Andrew Fox
Britten: War Requiem, Op.66
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla; City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus; CBSO Youth Chorus; Tatiana Pavlovskaya; Allan Clayton

BirminghamCBSO Youth Orchestra Academy: A Fist Full of Fives

CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy: A Fist Full of Fives
Sutton, Mozart, Skalkottas, Beethoven
CBSO Youth Orchestra; Michael Seal; Savitri Grier
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Music on autopilot: Michael Seal and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

Michael Seal © Eric Richmond
Attempts at crowd-pleasing go awry in music by Vaughan Williams and Gary Carpenter, while John Foulds escapes unscathed.
**111
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Volatility unites music by Elgar, Strauss and Takemitsu in Birmingham

Kazuki Yamada © Marco Borggreve
The CBSO Youth Orchestra under Kazuki Yamada find connections in three works inhabiting very different worlds.
****1
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Mirga's Mahler: the Symphony of a Thousand in Birmingham

The CBSO performs Mahler's Symphony no. 8 at Birmingham Symphony Hall © Andrew Fox
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla approached the Eighth with a clear vision of the music’s structure and a plan to free the life that teems beneath its mighty vaults.
****1
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A White House Rigoletto with some impressive voices

Mark S Doss (Rigoletto) © Richard Hubert Smith
Welsh National Opera brought a cast of strong voices to Birmingham for a production of Rigoletto intriguingly set in the White House of the 1960s. 
***11
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Just like 1913: CBSO YO taps into the shock of The Rite of Spring

Andrew Gourlay © Johan Persson
The CBSO Youth Orchestra under Andrew Gourlay both succumb to and transcend imperfections in their performances of Prokofiev and Stravinsky.
****1
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Traditional to the core: BRB's Giselle returns

Momoko Hirata (Giselle) and César Morales (Albrecht) © Bill Cooper
The welcome return of a thoughtful interpretation of this much-loved ballet  
****1
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