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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Sun 6 May at 16:00
Mozart, Symphony no. 35 in D major, K385 “Haffner”
Bruckner, Symphony no. 8 in C minor, WAB 108
Bruckner Orchester Linz
Markus Poschner, Conductor
Wed 9 May at 19:30
Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E major, Op.22
Bartók, Piano Concerto no. 1, Sz 83
Strauss R., Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30
Kazushi Ono, Conductor
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Piano
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Wed 16 May at 14:15
Bach J. C., Amadis de Gaule: suite
Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 7, K271a
Mozart, Symphony no. 36 in C major, K425 “Linz”
Mozart, Idomeneo, K367: ballet music
Reinhard Goebel, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sun 20 May at 14:30
Kids event
Thu 24 May at 19:30
Stravinsky, Concerto in E flat major for chamber orchestra "Dumbarton Oaks"
Bernstein, Serenade after Plato's "Symposium", for solo violin, strings, harp, and percussion
Prokofiev, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, Op.100
Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Tasmin Little, Violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Fri 25 May at 19:30
Joseph Calleja, Tenor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andrew Greenwood, Conductor
Thu 31 May at 19:30
Boulanger, Psalm 24: La terre appartient à l'Eternel
Boulanger, D'un matin de printemps (version for flute and piano)
Boulanger, Pie Jesu
Boulanger, Psalm 130 "Du fond de l'abime"
Fauré, Requiem, Op.48
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
CBSO Children's Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Mon 4 Jun at 19:30
Maxim Vergerov & the Würth Philharmonic
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Strauss II, Die Fledermaus, Op.56: overture
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Saint-Saëns, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra, Op.28
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op.74
Würth Philharmonic
Maxim Vengerov, Conductor, Violin
Stamatia Karampini, Conductor
Wed 6 Jun at 19:30
Widmann, Con Brio, concert overture for orchestra
Widmann, "180 beats per minute" for String Sextet
Weber, Clarinet concerto no. 1 in F minor, Op.73
Widmann, Fantasy for solo clarinet
Mozart, Symphony no. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”, K551
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Jörg Widmann, Clarinet, Conductor
Wed 13 Jun at 19:30
Holt, Surcos (CBSO co-commission, UK premiere)
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto no. 2 in G major, Op.126
Brahms, Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, Op.25 (orch. Schoenberg)
Ilan Volkov, Conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, Cello
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sat 23 Jun at 19:00
Pelléas et Mélisande: Opera in Concert
Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
Jacques Imbrailo, Pelléas
Katja Stuber, Mélisande
Laurent Naouri, Golaud
Matthew Best, Arkel
Dame Felicity Palmer, Geneviève
Freddie Jemison, Yniold
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus
Jun 27, 28 mat
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
Thu 19 Jul at 19:30
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
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