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Music is Big in Birmingham

Blockbuster symphonies, fabulous Friday Nights, superb soloists and more - the CBSO's 2016-17 concert season at Symphony Hall proves music really is BIG in Birmingham....

Totally Tchaikovsky.

Totally Tchaikovsky: CBSO Benevolent Fund Concert

Young love, hopeless longing, summer nights and swan princesses: Tchaikovsky adored the theatre, and he never wrote a ballet more tuneful than …

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shostakovichs eighth.

Shostakovich's Eighth

Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony is music wrought from blood, fire and steel – massive, uncompromising, and so powerful that after the War, the …

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queen a rock and symphonic spectacular.

Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular

Friday Night Classics

Big, brash and fabulously larger than life, the music of Queen was simply made for a symphony orchestra, and tonight we unleash …

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2016-17 Concert Season

The 2016-17 Concert Season - our first with new Osborn Music Director Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla - features concerts that celebrate The Spirit of England, a host of operatic and choral classics and music …

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Meet the Orchestra

Meet the people behind the music - find out more about the CBSO's world-class musicians.