BRB’s dancers are energised by Curated by Carlos but more substantial achievements lie ahead

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Curated by Carlos: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis and Paul Murphy (conductors). Streamed (directed by Ross MacGibbon) on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage from 11.11 to 18.11.2021. (JPr)

Curated by Carlos – Imminent

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Kazuki Yamada is the CBSO’s new Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor from 2023

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra appoints Kazuki Yamada as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor
Kazuki Yamada (c) Andrew Fox

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is delighted to announce that Japanese conductor Kazuki Yamada has been appointed as its Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor with effect from 1 April 2023 for an initial four and a half-year period.

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2021/22

CBSO announces September 2021 – January 2022 season

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) returns to its full strength and range of activities this autumn, sharing the talents and ambition of the entire CBSO family of ensembles with audiences in its home city and beyond. From large-scale symphonies at Symphony Hall, a B:Music venue, and unplugged gigs in Hockley Social Club to workshops in schools, the orchestra will offer communities throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands the crucial opportunity to re-engage with live music and culture this autumn.

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City of Birmingham Symphony links up with marquee.tv to show unseen and existing performances

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PARTNERS WITH MARQUEE TV

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is delighted to announce it has agreed a two-year partnership with the leading arts streaming service, Marquee TV.

Launching on Saturday 5 June, six broadcasts of previously unseen and existing CBSO performances will be released throughout June and July on marquee.tv. Featuring repertoire ranging from Nielsen to Gilbert and Sullivan, the broadcasts will enable global audiences to experience the CBSO, building on the orchestra’s work throughout the pandemic to connect digitally with music-lovers worldwide.

The six-concert series will premiere five previously unseen performances including music by ClyneColeridge-TaylorDvořákGlinkaGlazunovShawMendelssohnNielsenSaint-Saëns, Sibelius, Takemitsu and Tchaikovsky conducted by Ryan Bancroft, Jonathan BloxhamBen Gernon, John Wilson and Kazuki YamadaStephen Hough performs Mendelssohn’s First Piano Concerto with Alpesh Chauhan and in a special programme of British light music, John Wilson joins the orchestra to shine a spotlight on Coates, Delius, ElgarGilbert and Sullivan and Haydn Wood.

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The CBSO are back live at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall between May and July 2021

CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ANNOUNCES RETURN TO LIVE CONCERTS

CBSO to stage eighteen socially-distanced concerts
at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall between May and July

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) is to return to Symphony Hall Birmingham as restrictions are lifted to allow live performances for the first time this year, with concerts for socially-distanced audiences to take place each Wednesday from 19 May – 7 July.

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Ex Cathedra’s ideal and thoughtful celebration of Christmas 2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Christmas Music by Candlelight: Rupert Jeffcoat (organ), Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor). Recorded in Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 21 & 22.12.2020. Streamed via the IDAGIO Global Concert Hall from 23.12.2020. (JQ)

Ex Cathedra’s Christmas Music by Candlelight

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An ample sense of Christmas magic from BRB’s ‘chamber’ The Nutcracker at The Rep

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Nutcracker at The REP: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Members of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Paul Murphy (conductor). On demand streaming (for information click here) of live performance from 18.12.2020 at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, available until 24.12.2020 at 20.12.2020 (JO’D)

Momoko Hirata (Sugar Plum Fairy)
& César Morales (Prince) (c) Johan Persson

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Another opportunity to experience expert performances online from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Ireland, Bartók, Vaughan Williams: Eugene Tzikindelean (violin/director), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 18.11.2020 (streamed on the CBSO website on 3.12.2020). (JQ)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall

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