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Dec 11 mat, eve, 12, 13 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Wed 12 Dec at 19:30
Beethoven, String Quintet, Op.104
Mendelssohn, String Symphony no. 10 in B minor
Rossini, String Sonata no. 3 in C major
Tartini, Sonata in G minor "The Devil's Trill" for violin and string ensemble
Bartók, Romanian Folk Dances, Sz. 68
Philharmonisches Streichquintett der Berliner Philharmoniker
Wed 12 Dec at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Bruch’s Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky, Capriccio Italien in A major, Op.45
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Rachmaninov, Symphony no. 1 in D minor, Op.13
Ray Chen, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Thu 13 Dec at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

John Rutter's Christmas Celebration
John Rutter's Christmas Celebration
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John Rutter, Conductor
The Purcell Singers
Temple Church Choir
Mon 17 Dec at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Choir of King's College Cambridge - A Choral Christmas
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Programme to include:
Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Op.28
Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Choir of King's College Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, Organ
Dec 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Alexander Mason, Organ
Rupert Jeffcoat, Organ
Sat 22 Dec at 16:00

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: Angels, Stars & Kings - family concert
Ex Cathedra
Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Alexander Mason, Organ
Kids event
Sun 6 Jan 2019 at 14:00

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Recital Hall, Birmingham

‘The God Marduk': works for violin, viola and piano by Andrew Downes
Downes, The God Marduk, for violin and piano
Downes, Piano Sonata no. 1
Rupert Marshall-Luck, Violin
Duncan Honeybourne, Piano
Sun 6 Jan 2019 at 15:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Viennese New Year
Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: Mein Herr Marquis "Laughing song"
Waldteufel, Estudianta, Op.191
Lehár, Die lustige Witwe: Vilja-Lied
Strauss, Mit Dampf Polka Schnell, Op.70
Strauss II, Persian March, Op.289
Strauss II, Tales from the Vienna Woods
Strauss II, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Op.214
Lehár, Giuditta: Meine Lippen sie kussen so heiss
Strauss II, Die Libelle Polka, Op.204
Strauss II, Neue Pizzicato Polka, Op.449
Strauss II, Frühlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), Op.410
Strauss II, Im Krapfenwaldl (Cuckoo Polka), Op.336
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
Jennifer France, Soprano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Wed 9 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Haydn to Beethoven
Haydn, Piano Concerto in D major, Hob XVIII:11
Mozart, Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Piotr Anderszewski, Piano, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
2019 Jan 16 mat, 19

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto
Dvořák, Serenade for Wind in D minor, Op.44
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64
Dvořák, Symphony no. 8 in G major, Op.88
Benjamin Beilman, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Gourlay, Conductor
Thu 17 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Matthew Wadsworth and Julia Doyle, An intimate recital
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Programme to include:
Dowland, Come away, come sweet love
Dowland, Shall I strive with words to move, Sir Henry Noel's Galliard
Dowland, Sorrow stay
Dowland, Lachrimae Pavane
Purcell, Selection
Britten, Selection
Snowden, New work (solo theoro, world premiere)
Matthew Wadsworth, Lute, Theorbo
Julia Doyle, Soprano
Wed 23 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Rafał Blechacz in recital
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Mozart, Rondo for Piano in A minor, K511
Mozart, Piano Sonata in A minor, K310 (K300d)
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 28 in A major, Op.101
Schumann, Piano Sonata in G minor, Op.22
Chopin, Four Mazurkas, Op.24 (Selection)
Chopin, Polonaise no. 6 in A flat major, "Heroic," Op.53
Rafał Blechacz, Piano
2019 Jan 23 mat, 24

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Tetzlaff plays Sibelius
Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, Op.22 no.2
Sibelius, Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47
Brahms, Symphony no. 4 in E minor, Op.98
Christian Tetzlaff, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Karl-Heinz Steffens, Conductor
Wed 30 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Prokofiev, The Love for Three Oranges: Symphonic Suite, Op.33bis
Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 4 in F minor
Augustin Hadelich, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Thu 31 Jan 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

St Petersburg Philharmonic, Rachmaninoff and Mahler
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Prokofiev, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Classical", Op.25
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor, Op.30
Mahler, Symphony no. 4 in G major
St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, Conductor
Freddy Kempf, Piano
Nadine Koutcher, Soprano
Tue 5 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Kian Soltani in recital
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Schumann, 5 Pieces in Folk Style, (5 stücke im Volkston) Op.102
Ali-Zadeh, Habil-Sajahy for cello and piano
Helbock, Soul-Searching
Prokofiev, Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op.119
Kian Soltani, Cello
Mario Häring, Piano
Wed 6 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Birmingham Early Music Festival
Handel, Water Music, HWV 348-50: excerpts
Handel, Silete venti, HWV 242
Handel, Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122
Dunedin Consort
Rowan Pierce, Soprano
Matthew Brook, Bass-baritone
2019 Feb 06 mat, 07

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

A Hero's Life
Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Schumann, Cello concerto in A minor, Op.129
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Steven Isserlis, Cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Conductor
Fri 8 Feb 2019 at 20:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Barokksolistene - The Alehouse Sessions
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Barokksolistene
Bjarte Eike, Artistic Director
Sat 9 Feb 2019 at 14:00
Birmingham Early Music Festival
Unknown, to be announced
Early Modern Vocal Ensemble
Sat 9 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Birmingham Early Music Festival

Bramall Music Building: Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: Beginnings & endings
Bach, Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben ? - Cantata, BWV8
Bach, Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes - Cantata, BWV40
Roth, A time to be born and a time to die (world premiere)
Ex Cathedra
Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Katie Trethewey, Soprano
Martha McLorinan, Mezzo-soprano
Samuel Boden, Tenor
Greg Skidmore, Bass
Sun 10 Feb 2019 at 16:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
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Programme to include:
Rachmaninov, Songs: selection
Tchaikovsky, Suite no. 3 in G major, for orchestra, Op.55
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Anita Rachvelishvili, Mezzo-soprano
Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 19:30
Birmingham Early Music Festival
Works by Frye
Works by Dunstable
Binchois Consort
Andrew Kirkman, Conductor
Wed 13 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

London Sinfonietta - Music for 18 musicians
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Reich, Clapping Music
Reich, Runner
Reich, Music for 18 musicians
London Sinfonietta
Synergy Vocals
Thu 14 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sibelius and Grieg
Salonen, Dona Nobis Pacem
Rautavaara, Cantus Arcticus
Sibelius, Rakastava (The Lover) for string orchestra, Op.14
Sibelius, En Saga, a symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.9
Grieg, Peer Gynt: Incidental music, Op. 23
Klara Ek, Soprano
CBSO Children's Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Sat 16 Feb 2019 at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Peer Gynt and The Sea
Čiurlionis, Jūra (The Sea) (UK première)
Grieg, Peer Gynt: Incidental music, Op. 23
Klara Ek, Soprano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Norman Perryman, Artist
Sun 17 Feb 2019 at 16:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: Purcell's The Indian Queen
Purcell, The Indian Queen
de Araujo, Los coflades de la estleya (& other works)
Ex Cathedra Consort
Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Tue 19 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Symphony Orchestra of India - Scheherazade
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Weber, Oberon: overture
Hussain, Peshkar, Concerto for tabla and orchestra
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35
Symphony Orchestra of India
Zane Dalal, Conductor
Zakir Hussain, Tabla
2019 Feb 19, 20 mat, eve, 21 mat, eve, 22, 23 mat, eve, 26, 27, 28, Mar 01, 02 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (David Bintley)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Wed 20 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Yamada conducts Manfred
Schumann, Manfred Overture, Op.115
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
Tchaikovsky, Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op.58
Alexander Gavrylyuk, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Kazuki Yamada, Conductor
Sat 23 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Symphonic Pop
Symphonic Pop
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Nick Davies, Conductor
Sun 24 Feb 2019 at 15:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CBSO Youth Orchestra: Copland's Third
Clyne, This midnight hour
Szymanowski, Violin Concerto no. 1, Op.35
Copland, Symphony no. 3
CBSO Youth Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, Conductor
Wed 27 Feb 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

The British Paraorchestra Terry Riley's In C
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Riley, In C
British Paraorchestra
Charles Hazlewood, Conductor
Extraordinary Bodies, Circus ensemble
Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Mozart and Brahms
Beethoven, Leonore Overture no. 3, Op.72b
Mozart, Concerto no. 10 in E flat for two pianos, K365 (K316a)
Brahms, Serenade no. 1 in D major for Large Orchestra, Op.11
Lucas Jussen, Piano
Arthur Jussen, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Olari Elts, Conductor
Tue 5 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Peter Moore in recital
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Gouinguene, Concerto in A minor
Casterede, Sonatine pour trompette et piano
Panufnik, new work
Brahms, Vier ernste Gesänge (Four Serious Songs), Op.121
Works by Gershwin
Peter Moore, Trombone
Jonathan Ware, Piano
Wed 6 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Un ballo in maschera
New production
Verdi, Un ballo in maschera
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
David Pountney, Director
Raimund Bauer, Set Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Costume Designer
Gwyn Hughes Jones, Riccardo
Roland Wood, Renato
Mary Elizabeth Williams, Amelia
Sara Fulgoni, Ulrica
Julie Martin du Theil, Oscar
Jihoon Kim, Samuel
Fabrice Kebour, Lighting Designer
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
2019 Mar 07, 09 mat

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

The Magic Flute
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) (Sung in English)
Damian Iorio, Conductor
Dominic Cooke, Director
Julian Crouch, Set Designer
Kevin Pollard, Costume Designer
Ben Johnson, Tamino
Anita Watson, Pamina
Samantha Hay, Queen of the Night
Mark Stone, Papageno
Jennifer Davis, First Lady
Kezia Bienek, Second Lady
Emma Carrington, Third Lady
Phillip Rhodes, The Speaker (Der Sprecher)
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Fri 8 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Oslo Philharmonic Sibelius Fifth
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Delius, Walk to the Paradise Garden
Grieg, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
Sibelius, Symphony no. 5 in E flat major, Op.82
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Nikolai Lugansky, Piano
Fri 8 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Roberto Devereux
Donizetti, Roberto Devereux
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
Alessandro Talevi, Director
Madeleine Boyd, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Joyce El-Khoury, Elisabetta
Justina Gringytė, Sara, Duchessa di Nottingham
Barry Banks, Robert Devereux
Gary Griffiths, Duca di Nottingham
Robyn Lyn Evans, Lord Cecil
Wyn Pencarreg, Sir Gualtiero Raleigh
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Tue 12 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Di Xiao Femmes de Legende
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Schumann, 6 Impromptus on a Theme by Clara Wieck for 4 hands, Op.5
Schumann C., Variations Op.20
McDowall, Four Piano Solos
Chopin, Nocturne no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.9 no.1
Chopin, Waltz no. 6 in D flat major "Minute Waltz", Op.64 no.1
Chopin, Prelude in D flat major "Raindrop", Op.28 no.15
Bonis, Femmes de Légende (Mélisande, Desdémona, Salomé)
Di Xiao, Piano
Wed 13 Mar 2019 at 19:30
Woolrich, Bricolage
Wilson, Scott, New work
Smith, New work
Quatuor Bozzini
Sat 16 Mar 2019 at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Mirga conducts Shostakovich
Shostakovich, Suite from The Limpid Stream for orchestra, Op.39a
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet and string orchestra, Op.35
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Anna Vinnitskaya, Piano
Jonathan Holland, Trumpet
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Wed 20 Mar 2019 at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony
Smetana, The Bartered Bride: overture
Smetana, Bartered Bride, The: Bohemian Dances
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Schumann, Symphony no. 3 in E flat major 'Rhenish', Op.97
Steven Osborne, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Jac van Steen, Conductor
Tue 26 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Albion Quartet
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Whitley, Charlotte Mews Songs
Maconchy, String Quartet no. 3
Soper, Nadja (UK première)
Albion Quartet
TBC, Soprano
Thu 28 Mar 2019 at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Rattle conducts Beethoven’s Ninth: CBSO fundraising concert
Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Iwona Sobotka, Soprano
Chrystal E Williams, Mezzo-soprano
Joshua Stuart, Tenor
Eric Greene, Baritone
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
CBSO Youth Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sun 31 Mar 2019 at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Gidon Kremer: Weinberg’s Violin Concerto
Schubert, Polonaise for violin and orchestra in B flat major, D.580
Weinberg, Violin Concerto, Op.67
Weinberg, The Golden Key, Suite No. 4, Op. 55d (UK première)
Schubert, Symphony no. 8 in B minor "Unfinished", D.759
Gidon Kremer, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Tue 2 Apr 2019 at 14:15

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Anais Gaudemard in recital
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Debussy, Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 1 no. 6: Des pas sur la neige
Fauré, Impromptu for Harp no. 6, Op.86
Pépin, Nighthawks
Prokofiev, Prelude in C Major, from Ten Pieces, Op.12
Glinka, The Skylark
Smetana, Má vlast: Vltava (The Moldau)
Anais Gaudemard, Harp
Thu 4 Apr 2019 at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

John Wilson: A Pastoral Symphony
Copland, Appalachian Spring: Suite
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op.14
Vaughan Williams, Symphony no. 3, "Pastoral"
James Ehnes, Violin
James Way, Tenor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, Conductor