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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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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!
Wayne Marshall, Conductor
Stewart Goodyear, Piano
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
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
Wed 26 Jun at 19:30

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The Damnation of Faust
Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust
Edward Gardner, Conductor
Saimir Pirgu, Faust
Joshua Bloom, Méphistophélès
Anna Stéphany, Marguerite
Božidar Smiljanić, Brander
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