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
June 2017
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BirminghamAurora Orchestra performs Brahms Symphony no. 1 from memory

Ayres, Brahms
Aurora Orchestra; Nicholas Collon

BirminghamSeong-Jin Cho in Recital

Mozart, Debussy, Chopin
Seong-Jin Cho, Piano

BirminghamChristopher Park in recital

Beethoven, Stravinsky, Neuwirth, Schumann
Christopher Park, Piano

BirminghamWilliam Christie conducts the OAE

Campra, Fischer, Bach, Rameau
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; William Christie
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Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

East meets West meets East in a disappointing display of homogenised, sugar-coated music-making in Birmingham
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Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya Delights in Birmingham

Five years after the composer's death, his musical collaborator David Murphy ensures that Shankar's only operatic work finally gets heard.
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Alina Ibragimova's Brahms thrills Symphony Hall

Alina Ibragimove reigns supreme in Symphony Hall with Brahms' Violin Concerto as Ulster Orchestra srtuggle to find the depth of emotion Sibelius deserves in Symphony No 1
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Gabel brings French Romance to Birmingham

With a Francophile programme of Berlioz, Chopin and Franck, conductor Fabien Gabel had the constant challenge of exploring the orchestra for fresh insights into each of these Romantic works.
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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