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Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall

Please note that some areas surrounding the Town Hall and Symphony Hall are undergoing some major changes which may affect your journey to the venues. Please click here for further information.
« 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
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BirminghamSimon Trpceski: Scheherazade

Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov
Simon Trpčeski, Piano

BirminghamSir Simon Rattle & the London Symphony Orchestra

Mahler: Symphony no. 9 in D major
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

BirminghamBruckner Orchestra Linz

Mozart, Bruckner
Bruckner Orchester Linz; Markus Poschner

BirminghamNora Fischer in recital

Poulenc, Messiaen, Kliphuis
Nora Fischer; Daniel Kool; Mike Fentross
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Three very different musical journeys in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Benjamin Ealovega
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO escort the Symphony Hall audience through environments of safety and danger.
****1
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Mirga's Debussy Festival in Birmingham

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducting the CBSO's Debussy Festival © Andrew Fox
With concerts and recitals imaginatively programmed, this second weekend in the CBSO's Debussy Festival was a model of how to make classical music accessible to the widest possible audience.

Kolesnikov proves a golden substitute in Birmingham

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
After star pianist Gabriela Montero unfortunately withdrew due to injury, the young Russian Pavel Kolesnikov stepped forward with inspired conductor Joana Wallmitz to save the day.
*****
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National pride without sentimentality

Tomáš Netopil © Marco Borggreve
Tomáš Netopil directs ideal, ‘non-dairy’ performances of Mozart and Dvořák.
****1
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© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge
© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge