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Thu 22 Feb at 14:00
Crosscurrents
Feb 22 mat, 23, 24 mat, eve

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

The Sleeping Beauty
The Sleeping Beauty (Marius Petipa, Sir Peter Wright)
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Thu 22 Feb at 19:30
Brahms, Piano Concerto no. 1 in D minor, Op.15
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet: excerpts
Leo McFall, Conductor
Paul Lewis, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Fri 23 Feb at 13:10
Crosscurrents
Zorn, Cat O' Nine Tails
Schnittke, String Quartet no. 3
Ligeti Quartet
Sun 25 Feb at 19:00
CBSO Youth Orchestra: Mahler's Sixth
Mahler, Symphony no. 6 in A minor "Tragic"
Jac van Steen, Conductor
CBSO Youth Orchestra
Mon 26 Feb at 19:30
Programme to include:
Tamberg, Trumpet Concerto, Op.42 (for trumpet and piano)
Bartók, Romanian Dances
Enescu, Legende, for trumpet and piano
Tamás Pálfalvi, Trumpet
Marcell Szabó, Piano
Wed 28 Feb at 14:15
Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto
Kodály, Dances of Galánta
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Mendelssohn, String Symphony no. 3 in E minor
Joana Mallwitz, Conductor
Gabriela Montero, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Thu 1 Mar at 13:10

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Quartet for Cor Anglais and Strings
Françaix, Cor Anglais Quartet
Bax, In memoriam Patrick Pearse
Pasculli, Hommage à Bellini
Ibert, Trio for violin, cello and harp: Andante sostenuto
Rachael Pankhurst, Cor anglais
Katherine Thomas, Harp
Jane Wright, Violin
Elizabeth Golding, Violin
Michael Jenkinson, Viola
Helen Edgar, Cello
Sun 4 Mar at 19:00
Singalong with the CBSO: Brahms' German Requiem
Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45 (sung in German)
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Tue 6 Mar at 18:30

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

La forza del destino
La forza del destino
New Production
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Verdi, La forza del destino
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
David Pountney, Director
Raimund Bauer, Set Designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Costume Designer
Mary Elizabeth Williams, Leonora
Luis Cansino, Don Carlo
Gwyn Hughes Jones, Don Alvaro
Miklós Sebestyén, Padre Guardiano, Marquis of Calatrava
Justina Gringyte, Preziosilla
Donald Maxwell, Fra Melitone
Alun Rhys-Jenkins, Trabuco
Wyn Pencarreg, Alcalde
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Tue 6 Mar at 19:30
Nicola Benedetti: In the round
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Bach, Violin partita no. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
Marsalis, New work
Bach, Violin partita no. 3 in E major, BWV1006
Ysaÿe, Violin Sonata no. 5 in G major Op.27 no.5
Nicola Benedetti, Violin
Wed 7 Mar at 19:00

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Don Giovanni
Mozart, Don Giovanni
James Southall, Conductor
John Caird, Director
John Napier, Set Designer
Yoon Bae, Costume Designer
Gavan Ring, Don Giovanni
David Stout, Leporello
Meeta Raval, Donna Anna
Elizabeth Watts, Donna Elvira
Katie Bray, Zerlina
Miklós Sebestyén, The Commendatore
Benjamin Hulett, Don Ottavio
Caroline Chaney, Revival Director
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Wed 7 Mar at 19:30
Britten, Sinfonia da Requiem, Op.20
Barry, Organ Concerto
Adès, Polaris
Stravinsky, Symphony in Three Movements
Thomas Adès, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Thu 8 Mar at 19:15

Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham

Tosca
Puccini, Tosca
Carlo Rizzi, Conductor
Michael Blakemore, Director
Ashley Martin-Davis, Set Designer
Claire Rutter, Floria Tosca
Hector Sandoval, Mario Cavaradossi
Mark S Doss, Baron Scarpia
Daniel Grice, Cesare Angelotti
Donald Maxwell, Sacristan
Chorus of Welsh National Opera
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
Thu 8 Mar at 13:10

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

The Jet Whistle
Villa-Lobos, Jet Whistle, for flute and cello
Roussel, Trio for flute, viola and cello, Op.40
Jolivet, Chant de Linos
Ravel, Introduction and allegro for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet
Veronika Klirova, Flute
Oliver Janes, Clarinet
Colette Overdijk, Violin
Kirsty Lovie, Violin
Catherine Bower, Viola
Eduardo Vassallo, Cello
Mar 09 mat, mat, 10 mat, mat, mat, mat

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Notelets: Magical Mysteries
Kids event
Sat 10 Mar at 17:00

Birmingham Cathedral, Birmingham

Harmonic Spiritual Theatre: Sacrifice, betrayal, passion
Harmonic Spiritual Theatre: Sacrifice, betrayal, passion
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Carissimi, Jephte
Charpentier, Le Reniement de St Pierre H 424
Ex Cathedra Consort
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Wed 14 Mar at 19:30
Programme to include:
Schumann, Fantasiestücke, Op.73
Britten, Lachrymae: Reflections on a Song of John Dowland, Op.48
Brahms, Viola Sonata in F minor, Op.120 no.1
Ellen Nisbeth, Violin
Wed 14 Mar at 19:30
Purcell, Two Fantasias in 4 parts
Bach, Passacaglia and fugue in C Minor, BWV582
Locke, Consort of Fower Parts No. 2 in D
Fretwork
Fri 16 Mar at 13:10
Bohme, Prelude and Fugues Op. 28
Glazunov, In modo religioso, Op. 38
Ewald, Brass Quintet No. 2 Op. 6
The Prince Regent’s Band
Fri 16 Mar at 20:00

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Debussy and Imagery
Debussy, Images, Set 1
Debussy, Proses lyriques
Debussy, Images, Set 2
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians
Fri 16 Mar at 21:30

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Debussy by Night
Debussy, Selected songs
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians
Sat 17 Mar at 15:30

Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall, Birmingham

Debussy and Water
Debussy, L'Isle joyeuse, Op.26
Debussy, 5 poèmes de Baudelaire: No.3, Le Jet d'Eau
Debussy, Preludes: selection
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians
Sat 17 Mar at 19:00
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Debussy, 3 Chansons de Charles d'Orleans
Szymanowski, Love Songs of Hafiz, Op.24
Debussy, La Damoiselle élue
Debussy, Nocturnes, L 91
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Choruses
Birmingham University Singers
Sun 18 Mar at 14:00
Debussy: Children's Corner
Debussy, Children’s Corner, suite (Orch. Abrahamsen)
Debussy, La boîte à joujoux
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Catherine Arlidge, Presenter
Kids event
Sun 18 Mar at 16:00
Boulez, Dérive 1
Murail, Treize couleurs du soleil couchant
Murail, Feuilles à travers les cloches
Murail, Couleur de mer
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Sun 18 Mar at 18:00
Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Stravinsky, Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 orig version)
Takemitsu, Green
Debussy, Jeux
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Fri 23 Mar at 19:30
Debussy, Beau soir
Debussy, Ariettes oubliées
Fauré, La bonne chanson, Op.61
Fauré, Cinq Mélodies de Venise, Op.58
Debussy, Proses lyriques
Omo Bello, Soprano
Susan Manoff, Piano
Sat 24 Mar at 11:00

Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall, Birmingham

Debussy the Miniaturist
Debussy, Selected songs
Saint-Saëns, 6 Études pour la main gauche seule, Op.135
Debussy, Étude no. 1, pour les cinq doigts d'après Monsieur Czerny
Ravel, Noël des jouets
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians
Sat 24 Mar at 15:00

Birmingham Conservatoire, Recital Hall, Birmingham

Debussy in Spain
Debussy, Estampes
de Falla, Trois Mélodies
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 2 no. 3: La Puerta del Vino
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire musicians
Sat 24 Mar at 19:00
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 1 no. 10: La Cathédrale engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral) (Orch. Colin Matthews)
Bach, Other (Organ solo)
Messiaen, O sacrum convivium!
Messiaen, La Nativité du Seigneur: Dieu parmi nous
Debussy, Danses sacrée et profane
Debussy, Le Martyre de saint Sébastien: symphonic fragments
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Sun 25 Mar at 11:30

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Enchanting Debussy
Debussy, Cello sonata in D minor
Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor
Debussy, Piano Trio in G major
Caroline Simon, Violin
Kate Suthers, Violin
Eduardo Vassallo, Cello
Hetty Snell, Cello
Sun 25 Mar at 13:30
Debussy, Preludes: selection (Orch. Colin Matthews)
Britten, The Prince of the Pagodas, Op.57: Suite
Ravel, Mother Goose (Ma mère l'oye): Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes
Debussy, Images, for orchestra (CBSO Youth Orchestra)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Sun 25 Mar at 16:00
Park, Tombeau de Claude Debussy
Dukas, La plainte, au loin, du Faune
Bartók, Sostenuto rubato pour piano
Satie, Élégie
Wullur, Tagore’s Fireflies
Ravel, Duo for Violin and Cello (1st movement)
Pattar, ..de qui parlez-vous?
Goossens, Pièce pour piano
Anderson, Tombeau
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Richard Uttley, Piano
Alexandra Wood, Violin
Ulrich Heinen, Cello
Ruby Hughes, Soprano
Sun 25 Mar at 18:00
Debussy, Syrinx
Debussy, Printemps
Benjamin, Ringed by the Flat Horizon
Debussy, La Mer
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Thu 29 Mar at 19:30
Mahler's First with Mirga
Narbutaite, La Barca (UK première)
Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
Mahler, Symphony no. 1 in D major "Titan"
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Johannes Moser, Cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Fri 30 Mar at 14:00
Bach, St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Ex Cathedra Choir
Ex Cathedra Academy of Vocal Music
Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Toby Spence, Tenor
James Rutherford, Bass
Greg Skidmore, Bass
Sat 7 Apr at 19:00
National Youth Orchestra of GB: Totally Teenage
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Programme to include:
Bernstein, West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Kwamé Ryan, Conductor
Thu 12 Apr at 14:15
Rudolf Buchbinder: Schumann
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Schumann, Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sun 15 Apr at 16:00
Works by Schubert
Works by Wolf
Ilker Arcayürek, Tenor
Hartmut Höll, Piano
Wed 18 Apr at 19:30
Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony
Ravel, Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mère l'Oye)
Prokofiev, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C major, Op.26
Saint-Saëns, Symphony no. 3 in C minor "Organ Symphony", Op.78
Harish Shankar, Conductor
Boris Giltburg, Piano
Darius Battiwalla, Organ
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Fri 20 Apr at 13:10

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Schubert's Trout Quintet
Bridge, Phantasie for Piano Trio
Schubert, Piano Quintet in A major, "The Trout", D.667
Robert Markham, Piano
Jonathan Martindale, Violin
Christopher Yates, Viola
Kate Setterfield, Cello
Anthony Alcock, Double Bass
Wed 25 Apr at 19:30
Programme to include:
Mendelssohn, Lieder ohne Worte (songs without words) for piano (selection)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade, symphonic suite, Op.35 (arr. piano)
Simon Trpčeski, Piano
Wed 25 Apr at 19:30
Debussy, Suite Bergamasque: Clair de lune
Debussy, Images, Set 2
Chopin, Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor 'Funeral March', Op.35
Debussy, Préludes, Bk 2 no. 7: La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
Debussy, Images, Set 1
Beethoven, Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op.57
Stephen Hough, Piano
Thu 26 Apr at 19:30
Ravel, Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes
Ravel, Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso
Britten, Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Fri 27 Apr at 13:10

CBSO Centre, Birmingham

Brahms Piano Quintet
Brahms, Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34
Robert Markham, Piano
Kate Suthers, Violin
Moritz Pfister, Violin
Adam Römer, Viola
Hetty Snell, Cello
Sat 28 Apr at 19:00
Ravel, Miroirs: Oiseaux tristes
Ravel, Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso
Britten, Les Illuminations, for soprano or tenor and strings, Op.18
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 10 in E minor, Op.93
Nicholas Collon, Conductor
Sophie Bevan, Soprano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Tue 1 May at 19:30
Sir Simon Rattle & the London Symphony Orchestra
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Mahler, Symphony no. 9 in D major
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Wed 2 May at 14:15
Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.63
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Baiba Skride, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Thu 3 May at 19:30
Strauss R., Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op.24
Prokofiev, Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor, Op.63
Sibelius, Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.43
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Baiba Skride, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra