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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....

the spirit of england.

The Spirit of England

Young British star Nicholas Collon brings all his colour and flair to Berlioz’s roof-raising orchestral spectacular, and shares two very different rediscoveries …

Symphony Hall, 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 …

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
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 …

Symphony Hall, Birmingham
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 …

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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.