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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

« The way the CBSO presented its closing series of low, steady string chords – quietly emphatic but borderline unhinged – brilliantly captured the profound, uncanny disquiet that makes Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel so unforgettable. »
Simon Cummings, August 2021
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About the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is at the heart of musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands, and one of the world’s great orchestras. Based in Symphony Hall, in a typical year it gives over 150 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world, playing music that ranges from classics to contemporary, film music and even symphonic disco. With a far-reaching community programme and a family of choruses and ensembles, the orchestra is involved in every aspect of music-making in the Midlands. But at its centre is a team of 75 superb professional musicians, and a 100-year tradition of making the world’s greatest music in Birmingham.