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Mon 15 Oct at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Yevgeny Sudbin, piano
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Scarlatti, Selection
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture (arr. Sudbin)
Scriabin, Selection of mazurkas
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, Op.83
Yevgeny Sudbin, Piano
Wed 17 Oct at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Haydn and Bizet
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B flat major, Op.56a
Haydn, Oboe Concerto in C major, Hob VIIg:C1
Debussy, Rhapsodie for cor anglais and piano (Orch Silvestrini)
Bizet, Symphony in C major
François Leleux, Oboe, Cor anglais, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sun 21 Oct at 16:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: In 40 Parts
Tallis, Spem in Alium (40-part motet)
Striggio, Ecce Beatam Lucem (40-part motet)
Jackson, Sanctum est verum lumen (40-part motet)
Roth, Earthrise (40-part motet)
Tallis, Sing and glorify heaven's high majesty (40-part motet)
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Thu 25 Oct at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Benjamin Grosvenor: Mozart
Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman): overture
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K467
Sibelius, Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39
Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky, Conductor

Bramall Music Building: Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham

Silent Film Night: Nosferatu
Silent Film Night: Nosferatu
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Various, Improvised organ accompaniment to Nosferatu
Alexander Mason, Organ
David Powell, Presenter
Poulenc, 3 Novelettes
Debussy, Images, Set 2
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, Op.83
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D.960
Steven Osborne, Piano
Thu 1 Nov at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Dvořák’s Cello Concerto
Beethoven, The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: Overture
Dvořák, Cello Concerto in B minor, Op.104
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, Op.54
Paul Watkins, Cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Vedernikov, Conductor
Debussy, Trois Melodies
Ravel, Un grand sommeil noir
Ravel, Les grands vents
Ravel, Histoires naturelles
Duparc, Extase
Duparc, La vague et la cloche
Duparc, Phidylé
James Newby, Baritone
Joseph Middleton, Piano
Fri 2 Nov at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Vienna Tonkunstler Beethoven's Fifth
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Bernstein, On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Tonkünstler Orchestra
Yutaka Sado, Conductor
Angela Hewitt, Piano
Sun 4 Nov at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CBSO Youth Orchestra: Leningrad Symphony
Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60
City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Orchestra
Michael Seal, Conductor
Thu 8 Nov at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Symphonic Dances
Dukas, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 25 in C major, K503
Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances, Op.45
Jeremy Denk, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Elim Chan, Conductor
Liszt, On Wings of Song, transcription from Mendelssohn
Chopin, Variations brillantes in B flat major on "je vends des scapulaires", Op.12
Chopin, Polonaise no. 7 in A flat major "Polonaise-fantaisie", Op.61
Liszt, Réminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor, S 397
Liszt, Rigoletto: Paraphrase de Concert, S 434
Kenneth Hamilton, Piano
Traditional Macedonian, Folk music
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Hidan Mamudov, Clarinet, Saxophone
Aleksandar Krapovski, Violin
Alexander Somov, Cello
Vlatko Nushev, Percussion
Nov 14, 16

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

La traviata
Verdi, La traviata
James Southall, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Tanya McCallin, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Linda Richardson, Violetta Valéry
Anush Hovhannisyan, Violetta Valéry
Kang Wang, Alfredo Germont
Roland Wood, Giorgio Germont
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, Flora Bervoix
Howard Kirk, Gastone de Letorières
Sian Meinir, Annina
Philip Lloyd-Evans, Marquis d'Obigny
Martin Lloyd, Dr Grenvil
Simon Crosby Buttle, Giuseppe
Laurence Cole, Flora's servant
Sarah Crisp, Revival Director
Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Designer
Andrew George, Choreography
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Wed 14 Nov at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Tchaikovsky's Fifth
Janáček, Taras Bulba
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 1 in D major, Op.19
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
Sergej Krylov, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stanislav Kochanovsky, Conductor
Thu 15 Nov at 19:15

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

La Cenerentola
Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Tomáš Hanus, Conductor
Joan Font, Director
Joan Guillén, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Matteo Macchioni, Don Ramiro
Giorgio Caoduro, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Fabio Capitanucci, Don Magnifico
Aoife Miskelly, Clorinda
Heather Lowe, Tisbe
Tara Erraught, Angelina (Cinderella)
Wojtek Gierlach, Alidoro
Xevi Dorca, Choreography, Revival Director
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Sat 17 Nov at 18:30

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

War and Peace
New production
Prokofiev, War and Peace (Sung in English)
Tomáš Hanus, Conductor
David Pountney, Director
Robert Innes Hopkins, Set Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Costume Designer
Jonathan McGovern, Prince Andrei Bolkonsky
Lauren Michelle, Natasha Rostova
Mark Le Brocq, Count Pierre Bezukhov
Simon Bailey, Field-Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov
James Platt, Count Ilya Rostov
Jurgita Adamonytė, Hélène Bezukhova
Adrian Dwyer, Anatole Kuragin
David Stout, Dolokhov
Gareth Dafydd Morris, Platon Karataev, General Pyotr Konovnitsyn
Leah-Marian Jones, Princess Marya Bolkonskaya
Sarah Pope, Matriosha, Trishka
Laurence Cole, Gavrila, Matveyev
Julian Boyce, Metivier
Carolyn Jackson, Vasilisa
Joe Roche, Monsieur de Beausset , French Abbé
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Wed 21 Nov at 19:30
Beethoven, Seven variations for cello and piano on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46
Schubert, Sonata in A minor "Arpeggione", D.821
MacMillan, Kiss on Wood
Grieg, Cello Sonata in A minor, Op.36
Guy Johnston, Cello
Sam Haywood, Piano
Wed 21 Nov at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Faithful Journey
Panufnik, Faithful Journey: A Mass for Poland
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker (Highlights)
Mary Bevan, Soprano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
CBSO Children's Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Thu 22 Nov at 19:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Gen Li and Ryan Drucker recital double bill
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Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 18 in E flat major "Hunt", Op.31 no.3 (Gen Li)
Debussy, Images, Set 2 no. 1: Cloches à travers les feuilles, for piano (Gen Li)
Debussy, Images, Set 2 no. 2: Et la lune descend sur le temple qui fut, for piano (Gen Li)
Debussy, Images, Set 2 no. 3: Poissons d'or, for piano (Gen Li)
Prokofiev, Piano Sonata no. 7 in B flat major, Op.83 (Gen Li)
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 30 in E major, Op.109 (Ryan Drucker)
Debussy, Estampes (Ryan Drucker)
Franck, Prelude, Chorale and Fugue (Ryan Drucker)
Gen Li, Piano
Ryan Drucker, Piano
Nov 23, 24 mat, eve, 25 mat, 27, 28, 29 mat, eve, 30, Dec 01 mat, eve, 02 mat, 04, 05, 06 mat, eve, 07, 08 mat, eve, 09 mat, 11 mat, eve, 12, 13 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Fri 23 Nov at 20:00

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Gidon Kremer plays Weinberg
Weinberg, 24 Preludes for cello solo, Op.100 (arr. Kremer)
Gidon Kremer, Violin
Sat 24 Nov at 11:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Kremerata Baltica
Desyatnikov, Wie der alte Leiermann
Busoni, Chaconne BWV1004, BV B 24
Weinberg, Concertino for violin and string orchestra, Op.42
Schubert, String Quartet in C minor "Quartettsatz" D.703
Kremerata Baltica
Gidon Kremer, Violin, Director
Sat 24 Nov at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Weinberg and Shostakovich
Weinberg, Symphony no. 21 "Kaddish", Op.152 (UK première)
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141
Gidon Kremer, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Mon 26 Nov at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Quatuor Arod - Haydn, Webern, Schumann
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Haydn, String Quartet no. 65 in E flat major, Op.76 no.6, Hob III:80
Webern, Langsamer Satz
Attahir, Other (New work)
Schumann, String quartet in A minor, Op.41 no.1
Quatuor Arod
Tue 27 Nov at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Buchbinder plays Brahms
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker (Highlights)
Rudolf Buchbinder, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Sun 2 Dec at 16:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: Bach's Christmas Oratorio
Bach, Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (complete)
Ex Cathedra
Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
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 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
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