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Thu 25 Oct at 14:15

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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

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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

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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
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
Wed 21 Nov at 19:30

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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
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
Tue 27 Nov at 14:15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
2019 Jan 23 mat, 24

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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

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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

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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
2019 Feb 06 mat, 07

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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
Sun 10 Feb 2019 at 16:00

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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

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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

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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
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
Wed 20 Feb 2019 at 19:30

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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

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

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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
Thu 28 Feb 2019 at 14:15

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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
Fri 8 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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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
Sat 16 Mar 2019 at 19:00

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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

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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 28 Mar 2019 at 19:30

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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

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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
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
Sat 6 Apr 2019 at 19:00

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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
Wed 10 Apr 2019 at 19:00

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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 2019 at 16:00

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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 2019 at 14:00

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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 2019 at 19:30

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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
2019 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
Thu 9 May 2019 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
Wed 22 May 2019 at 19:30

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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 31 May 2019 at 14:15

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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
Thu 6 Jun 2019 at 14:15

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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 2019 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
Alessandra Volpe, Amneris
Rafael Rojas, Radamès
Eric Greene, Amonasro
Alexandra Zabala, Aida
Michael Druiett, King of Egypt
Petri Lindroos, Ramfis
Orchestra of Opera North
Chorus of Opera North
2019 Jun 13, 16 mat

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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 2019 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
2019 Jun 19 mat, 20

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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
Wed 26 Jun 2019 at 19:30

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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