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Jun 26, 27, 28 mat, eve, 29, 30 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

BRB: Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet (Sir Kenneth MacMillan)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Jun 27, 28 mat

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Nicola Benedetti: Shostakovich
Stravinsky, Funeral Song, Op.5
Shostakovich, Violin Concerto no. 1 in A minor, Op.77 or Op.99
Stravinsky, Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
CBSO Youth Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Fri 29 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Hespèrion XXI
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Hespèrion XXI
Jordi Savall, Viola da Gamba
Waed Bouhassoun, Oud
Lior Elmaleh, Vocals
Hamam Khairy
Oumeima Khalil, Vocals
Moslem Rahal
Sat 30 Jun at 15:00

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

2018 Birmingham International Piano Competition: The Final
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Mon 2 Jul at 19:30

Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham

Emmanuel Tjeknavorian
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Bach, Violin sonata no. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
Ysaÿe, Violin Sonata no. 1 in G minor, Op.27 no.1
Ehrenfellner, New work
Bartók, Sonata for solo violin, BB 124, Sz 117
Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Violin
Thu 19 Jul at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Bach, Violin Partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV1004: Chaconne, arr. Brahms
Shostakovich, 24 Preludes (selection)
Berg, Piano Sonata in B minor, Op.1
Liszt, Transcr. from Wagner's Solemn March to the Holy Grail from Parsifal, S 450
Liszt, Fantasia and Fugue on "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam" S 259 (arr. Busoni)
Igor Levit, Piano
Fri 3 Aug at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

National Youth Orchestra of GB
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Ligeti, Lontano
Coult, Sonnet machine
Ravel, Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Benjamin, Dance Figures
Scriabin, Le poème de l'extase (The Poem of Ecstasy), Op.54
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
George Benjamin, Conductor
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano
Wed 12 Sep at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Dvořák’s New World Symphony
Dvořák, Othello: Overture, Op.93
Bartók, Violin Concerto no. 1, Sz 36
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Gidon Kremer, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Omer Meir Wellber, Conductor
Thu 13 Sep at 14:15

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Dvořák’s New World Symphony
Dvořák, Othello: Overture, Op.93
Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op.18
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Jan Lisiecki, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Omer Meir Wellber, Conductor
Sat 22 Sep at 19:00

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

CBSO Benevolent Fund Concert
Shostakovich, Festive Overture in A major for orchestra, Op.96
Saint-Saëns, Danse macabre
Wieniawski, Legende, Op.17
Wieniawski, Polonaise brillante in D major, Op.4 no.1
Glazunov, The Seasons, Op.67: Autumn
Kreisler, Tambourin Chinois
Kreisler, Three Old Viennese Dances: Liebesleid
Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: excerpts
Jennifer Pike, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Bell, Conductor
Sep 26, 27 mat, eve, 28, 29 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

La Fille mal gardée
La Fille mal gardée (Sir Frederick Ashton)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Thu 27 Sep at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Italian Moments
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Intermezzo
Puccini, Manon Lescaut: intermezzo
Respighi, Roman Festivals (Feste Romane)
Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Alpesh Chauhan, Conductor
Oct 03, 04 mat, eve, 05, 06 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Fire & Fury
The King Dances (David Bintley)
Ignite (Juanjo Arqués)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Oct 04, 07 mat

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Tchaikovsky and Beethoven
Skalkottas, Four Images
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Koukos, In Memoriam
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Yulianna Avdeeva, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Constantinos Carydis, Conductor
Wed 10 Oct at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Yamada conducts Bernstein
Ravel, La Valse, for orchestra
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentales, for orchestra
Bernstein, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Baiba Skride, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Kazuki Yamada, Conductor
Sat 13 Oct at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays Shostakovich's Fifth
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Rachmaninov, The Rock, Op.7
Strauss R., Freundliche Vision, Op.48 no.1
Strauss R., Das Bächlein, Op.88 no.1
Strauss R., Winterweihe, Op.48 no.4
Strauss R., Ich wollt ein sträusslein binden (I meant to make you a posy) Op.68 no.2
Strauss R., Waldseligkeit (Woodland Bliss), Op.49 no.1
Strauss R., An die Nacht, Op.68 no.1
Strauss R., Meinem Kinde, Op.37 no.3
Strauss R., Cäcilie, Op.27 no.2
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 5 in D minor, Op.47
Xian Zhang, Conductor
Fatma Said, Soprano
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
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
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
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
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
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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

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
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
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
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 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
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, Selection of Songs
Tchaikovsky, Suite no. 3 in G major, for orchestra, Op.55
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Anita Rachvelishvili, Mezzo-soprano