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Sat 23 Feb at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Symphonic Pop
Symphonic Pop
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Nick Davies, Conductor
Feb 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
Sun 24 Feb 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
Mar 09, 11, 13, 15, 17

The Tower Ballroom, Birmingham

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Birmingham Opera Company
Alpesh Chauhan, Conductor
Tue 12 Mar 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 at 19:30
Woolrich, Bricolage
Wilson, Scott, New work
Smith, New work
Quatuor Bozzini
Sat 16 Mar 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 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
Thu 21 Mar at 19:30

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Saunders, Shin, Jia
Saunders, Crimson (Molly’s Song 1 1995)
Shin, Anecdote (2019) (BCMG Commission, World Premiere)
Saunders, Murmurs (2009, 28′)
Jia, The Wind sounds in the Sky (2002)
Wu Wei, Sheng
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Tue 26 Mar 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 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 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 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 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
Sat 6 Apr at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Belshazzar’s Feast
Copland, Appalachian Spring: Suite
Barber, Violin Concerto, Op.14
Walton, Belshazzar's Feast
James Ehnes, Violin
Božidar Smiljanić, Bass
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Birmingham University Singers
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson, Conductor
Sun 7 Apr at 16:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Franco Fagioli Vinci and Handel
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Works by Handel
Works by Vinci
Franco Fagioli, Countertenor
Wed 10 Apr at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sibelius and Nielsen
Sibelius, Symphony no. 3 in C major, Op.52
Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn: excerpts
Nielsen, Symphony no. 5, Op.50
Christopher Maltman, Baritone
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Michael Seal, Conductor
Sun 14 Apr at 16:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Chavez, Gershwin and Copland
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Chavez, Symphony No. 2, 'Sinfonia India'
Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F major
Copland, Symphony no. 3
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Carlos Miguel Prieto, Conductor
Xiayin Wang, Piano
Fri 19 Apr at 14:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Good Friday St Matthew Passion
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Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Ex Cathedra Choir
Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Thu 25 Apr at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Mahler’s Ninth
Klein, Partita for string orchestra
Ullmann, Hebrew and Yiddish Folk Songs
Mahler, Symphony no. 9 in D major
CBSO Youth Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, Conductor
Tue 30 Apr at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Nicholas McCarthy in recital
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Scriabin, Prelude and Nocturne for the left hand, Op.9
Brahms, Study no.5 after Bach's Chaconne
Bach, Prelude in B minor, BWV923 (arr. Siloti )
Rachmaninov, Prelude in G minor, Op.23 no.5 (arr. McCarthy)
Nicholas McCarthy, Piano
May 02 mat, 04

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Mirga conducts The Firebird
Weinberg, Rhapsody on Moldavian themes for orchestra, Op.47 no. 1
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Stravinsky, The Firebird
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Wed 8 May at 19:30
Brahms, Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 no.1
Brahms, Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op.117 no.2
Brahms, Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Op.117 no.3
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 4 in E flat major, Op.7
Tchaikovsky, 6 Morceau: Natha-valse, Op.51 no.4
Tchaikovsky, 6 Morceau: Polka peu dansante, Op.51 no.2
Tchaikovsky, 18 Morceau: Passé lontain, Op.72 no.17
Couperin, Suite in A major
Couperin, Pavan in F sharp minor
Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
Thu 9 May at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Yuja Wang plays Prokofiev
Ligeti, Concert Românesc
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 5 in G major, Op.55
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
Yuja Wang, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Tue 14 May at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Josep-Ramon Olive Schubert, Mahler and Strauss
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Schubert, Lieder: selection
Korngold, Abschiedslieder (Songs of Farewell), Op.14
Mahler, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
García-Tomás, New work
Strauss R., Lieder: selection
Josep-Ramon Olivé, Baritone
Ian Tindale, Piano
Thu 16 May at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
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Mendelssohn, Cello Sonata no. 2 in D Major, Op 58
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano
Wed 22 May at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Russian Philharmonic of Novosibirsk Pictures at an Exhibition
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Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.63
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio espagnol, Op.34
Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
Russian Philharmonic (of Novosibirsk)
Thomas Sanderling, Conductor
Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin
Fri 24 May at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Nicola Benedetti & Scottish Chamber Orchestra Mozart and Clyne
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Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major, "Strassburg", K216
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 "Haffner”
Clyne, Within her Arms
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 5 in A major "Turkish", K219
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin
Fri 31 May at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Brahms’ Symphony No. 2
Honegger, Pastorale d'été (Summer pastorale), H31
Unknown, French chamber music
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
Brahms, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.73
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Tue 4 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Aurora Orchestra Music of the Spheres
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Beethoven, String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.2 (2nd movement)
Adès, Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths"
Richter, New commission
Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major, "Jupiter”, K551
Aurora Orchestra
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, Violin
Thu 6 Jun at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

A Spring Symphony
Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K201 (K186a)
Liszt, Piano Concerto no. 1 in E flat major, S 124
Schumann, Symphony no. 1 in B flat major 'Spring', Op.38
Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Kazuki Yamada, Conductor
Tue 11 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Opera North Aida (semi-staged)
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Verdi, Aida
Sir Richard Armstrong, Conductor
Annabel Arden, Director
Joanna Parker, Set Designer
Alexandra Zabala, Aida
Rafael Rojas, Radamès
Alessandra Volpe, Amneris
Eric Greene, Amonasro
Petri Lindroos, Ramfis
Michael Druiett, King of Egypt
Lorna James, Priestess
Warren Gillespie, A messenger
Orchestra of Opera North
Chorus of Opera North
Jun 12, 13 mat, eve, 14, 15 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

[Un]leashed
Lyric Pieces (Didy Veldman)
New Work (Didy Veldman)
Petra and the Wolf (Ruth Brill)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Jun 13, 16 mat

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Mirga conducts Mahler’s Second
Mahler, Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Lucy Crowe, Soprano
Karen Cargill, Mezzo-soprano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Sat 15 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Chineke! Orchestra Dvořák, Goodyear and Grieg
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Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op.46
Goodyear, Callaloo, Caribbean Suite for piano and orchestra
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Chineke! Orchestra
Wayne Marshall, Conductor
Stewart Goodyear, Piano
Jun 18, 19

Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham

Ex Cathedra: Summer Music by Candlelight
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Jun 19 mat, 20

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Stephen Hough plays Beethoven
Tippett, Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58
Schubert, Symphony no. 6 in C major, D.589
Stephen Hough, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Jun 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice (David Bintley)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Fri 21 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The Planets: An HD Odyssey
The Planets: An HD Odyssey
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Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Introduction, or Sunrise
Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Op.314
Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92: Allegretto
Williams, Film music from Star Wars
Holst, The Planets, Op.32
Nick Davies, Conductor
City of London Choir
Tue 25 Jun at 14:15

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Amatis Trio Haydn and Brahms
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Haydn, Piano Trio no. 43 in C major, Hob XV:27
Shostakovich, Piano Trio no. 1 in C minor, Op.8
Tarrodi, New work
Brahms, Piano Trio no. 2 in C major, Op.87
Lea Hausmann, Violin
Samuel Shepherd, Cello
Mengjie Han, Piano
Wed 26 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The Damnation of Faust
Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Anna Stéphany, Marguerite
Joshua Bloom, Brander, Méphistophélès
Saimir Pirgu, Faust
CBSO Youth Chorus
CBSO Children's Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Thu 27 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Alice Sara Ott Nightfall
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Debussy, Suite bergamasque
Chopin, Nocturnes (selection)
Chopin, Ballade no. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Debussy, Rêverie
Satie, Gnossienne no. 1
Satie, Gnossienne no. 3
Satie, Gymnopédie no. 1
Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit
Alice Sara Ott, Piano
Sat 29 Jun at 15:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

2019 Birmingham International Piano Competition – The Final
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