Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall

« Birmingham Symphony Hall has one of the very best acoustics in the world, one of very few to provide resonant warmth (almost to the level of a stone church) at the same time as having so much clarity that your ear can pick out clearly the timbre of any individual instrument of your choice. »
David Karlin, May 2015
March 2017
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BirminghamBeethoven's Emperor Concerto

Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Murray Perahia

BirminghamRoussel and Saint-Saëns

Roussel, Saint-Saëns
BBC Philharmonic; Yan Pascal Tortelier; Jonathan Scott; CBSO Chorus; Kathryn Rudge; Alessandro Fisher

BirminghamLaura van der Heijden plays Tchikovsky with Orchestra of the Swan

Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Orchestra of the Swan; Julian Lloyd Webber; Laura van der Heijden

BirminghamGood Friday St John Passion

Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra
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Plumbing subterranean depths in Birmingham

John Malkovich’s provocative new music-theatre work reminds us all of the power of music – in the wrong hands.
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British Classics with a difference

A pleasant afternoon's entertainment with grand sweeps and some beautiful singing by Roderick Williams.
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Osborne offers a Rachmaninov referendum in Symphony Hall

Steven Osborne consults the audience on the choice of encore following a fine performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto no. 2, part of an all Russian programme which the CBSO played with zealous committment.
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Petrenko and Danilov in thrilling Rachmaninov

Keyboard virtuoso Trifonov delivers a stunning rendition of Rachmaninov's Fourth Piano Concerto at Birmingham's Symphony Hall. 
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Season preview: Looking back at the 2015/16 season

All roads lead to Birmingham

Town Hall and Symphony Hall flexes its international muscles next season with a number of starry ensembles bringing mouthwatering programmes to Birmingham.
© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge
© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge