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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The CBSO overcome Covid restrictions again to celebrate their centenary in fine style

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Sibelius, Elgar, Beethoven: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Symphony Hall, Birmingham, performance (10.11.2020), livestreamed from the CBSO website on 19.11.2020. (JQ)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra announce three concerts for November and December

Centenary of the First Concert

  • Recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th November
  • Available to view via the CBSO website from 6pm on Thursday 19th November – Friday 18th December
  • View concert information on the CBSO website click here
  • Tickets on sale now, costing £10

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason – cello

Sibelius Lemminkainen’s Return
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Elgar Cello Concerto
Beethoven Leonore Overture No.3

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Birmingham Royal Ballet’s life-affirming Lazuli Sky is the highlight of their new mixed bill

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Birmingham Royal Ballet – Lazuli Sky Mixed Bill: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis and Paul Murphy (conductors). A digital broadcast available from 1.11.2020 filmed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. (JO’D)

Will Tuckett’s Lazuli Sky (c) Johan Persson

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The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra celebrates its centenary – and looks to the future

United KingdomUnited Kingdom CBSO Centenary Concert – Schumann, Elgar, Saint-Saёns, Hannah Kendall, A.R. Rahman, Stravinsky: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Roopa Panesar (sitar), Adrian Lester (presenter), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Streamed live on the CBSO YouTube and Facebook channels from PRG’s Live Stage Studio, Longbridge, Birmingham. 5.9.2020. (JQ)

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