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Prom 50: Riveting Beethoven from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

By , 21 August 2017
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Fabien Gabel brings a touch of French Romance to Birmingham

By , 26 April 2017
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Pulling shapes: Edward Gardner and the CBSO triumph in Haydn and Mahler 5

By , 13 April 2017
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John Wilson and the CBSO present British classics with a difference

By , 01 March 2017
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Steven Osborne offers a Rachmaninov referendum in Symphony Hall

By , 15 February 2017
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Challenging conventions: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's adventures in Beethoven and Mozart

By , 29 January 2017
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Playing a long game: Andris Nelsons' Birmingham Bruckner

By , 12 January 2017
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Jaw-dropping brilliance: Abduraimov's Saint-Saëns impresses in Birmingham

By , 13 December 2016
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Benedetti brings a sensational Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto to Birmingham

By , 07 December 2016
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Much excitement from the CBSO under new music director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

By , 16 November 2016
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Silent Cinema: Trpčeski and Măcelaru with the CBSO

By , 03 November 2016
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Astonishing commitment: robust Shostakovich 8 from Cristian Măcelaru and the CBSO

By , 26 October 2016
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Matinée fantastique: the CBSO in high spirits under Nicholas Collon

By , 19 October 2016
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Bold Bruckner and shimmering Strauss as Chauhan conducts the CBSO

By , 06 October 2016
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Bloodless competence in Birmingham: CBSO plays Wagner, Sibelius and Beeethoven

By , 28 September 2016
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Spirit of England: Gardner galvanises CBSO in Walton's Second

By , 22 September 2016
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Prom 55: Fate knocks, Ophelia sings, Mirga triumphs

By , 27 August 2016
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Belly laugh: Verdi's Falstaff ends CBSO season in high spirits

By , 13 July 2016
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Sunny Sibelius with Kazuki Yamada and dthe CBSO

By , 16 June 2016
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Alpesh Chauhan impresses with Mendelssohn's Italian in Birmingham

By , 08 June 2016
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Glorious Russian classics from Vedernikov and the CBSO at Symphony Hall

By , 25 May 2016
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Hot And cold: Morlot impresses in rare Sibelius with the CBSO

By , 19 May 2016
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Quiet reflections and the swell of the sea: English classics from the CBSO

By , 05 May 2016
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Abrahamsen's Left, Alone receives UK première

By , 28 April 2016
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Starry night for star-cross'd lovers in Birmingham

By , 23 April 2016
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Mozart & Bruckner: Two Austrian Titans in Birmingham

By , 13 April 2016
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When Death came a-calling: Mahler 10 at Symphony Hall

By , 31 March 2016
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CBSO give an outstanding UK première of Golijov's Azul and Shostakovich's Fifteenth

By , 09 March 2016
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Sensational Grieg from Benjamin Grosvenor and the CBSO

By , 25 February 2016
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Passionate Prokofiev from Weilerstein, Payare and the CBSO

By , 17 February 2016
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Nicola Benedetti commands in Szymanowski with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 January 2016
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Once upon a time... Scheherazade's storytelling with the CBSO

By , 14 January 2016
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The charm of youth: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Beatrice Rana enchant with the CBSO

By , 10 January 2016
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Awash with sentiment: Scriabin's Piano Concerto in Birmingham

By , 03 December 2015
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“Winter Daydreams” make for an exciting Birmingham debut by Ben Gernon

By , 11 November 2015
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Manze and the CBSO's German Requiem in Birmingham

By , 22 October 2015
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A fine display of British composing and conducting talent in Birmingham

By , 07 October 2015
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Nature, mysticism and life's Angst: The CBSO plays Sibelius' Fifth

By , 30 September 2015
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Triumphant Trpčeski rocks with Rachmaninov in Birmingham

By , 23 September 2015
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Prom 4: Nelsons' era at the CBSO comes to a close with impassioned Beethoven Ninth

By , 19 July 2015
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Nelsons goes from Birmingham to Boston in a blaze of glory

By , 18 June 2015
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A satisfying substitution in Birmingham and plenty of Dutch courage

By , 11 June 2015
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A transcendent Parsifal from Nelsons and the CBSO

By , 17 May 2015
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From heavenly harmony: Baiba Skride, Andris Nelsons and the CBSO

By , 06 May 2015
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This is where the magic happens: Andrew Manze, Steven Osborne and the CBSO

By , 25 March 2015
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Stephen Hough and the CBSO make the case for Dvorak's Piano Concerto in Birmingham

By , 18 March 2015
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The CBSO and Kazushi Ono excite with a musical journey from the Danube to the Rhine

By , 07 February 2015
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James Ehnes and Andrew Litton enthuse with the CBSO in an all-English programme

By , 10 December 2014
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Magic and beauty in Birmingham's Bruckner

By , 29 November 2014
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