Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Birmingham

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Guide to Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall

To find upcoming performances at THSH as well as recent reviews, check out their homepage here.
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BirminghamStravinsky's The Rite of Spring

Coll, Adès, Stravinsky
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain; Thomas Adès

BirminghamChineke! Orchestra

Coleridge-Taylor, Mendelssohn, Elgar
Roderick Cox; Chineke! Orchestra; Tai Murray

BirminghamPorpora's L'Agrippina

Porpora: L'Agrippina
Andrew Kirkman; Daisy Evans; Katie Stevenson; Michael Taylor; Katherine Aitken; William Towers

BirminghamThe Multi-Story Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
The Multi-Story Orchestra; Christopher Stark

BirminghamCanadian Brass

to be announced
Canadian Brass
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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. 
****1
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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
*1111
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Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya Delights in Birmingham

Five years after the composer's death, his musical collaborator David Murphy ensures that Shankar's only operatic work finally gets heard.
****1
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