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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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BirminghamTamás Pálfalvi

Tamberg, Bartók, Enescu
Tamás Pálfalvi; Marcell Szabó

BirminghamNicola Benedetti: In the round

Bach, Marsalis, Ysaÿe
Nicola Benedetti, Violin

BirminghamEllen Nisbeth in recital

Schumann, Britten, Brahms
Ellen Nisbeth, Violin

BirminghamOmo Bello: La Belle Epoque

Debussy, Fauré
Omo Bello; Susan Manoff
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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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Cheeky, capricious, illuminating

Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
Stunningly fresh performances of ubiqitous classics from Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.
*****
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A challenging Bruckner Seventh in Birmingham

Omer Meir Wellber © Tato Baeza
The CBSO chose a programme that was ostensibly simple, but proved to be deceptively difficult.  
***11
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Sublimely lyrical Beethoven in Birmingham

Vilde Frang © Marco Borggreve
The Lithuanian conductor made Beethoven really sing while violinist, Vilde Frang's spirited interpretation of Elgar's Violin Concerto did not seem quite the finished article.
***11
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© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge
© David Karlin | Mike Gutteridge