Cbso Strings.


  • Kodály Serenade
  • Korngold Sextet

Get closer to our musicians and discover one of Birmingham's best kept musical secrets, a series of short, informal concerts programmed and introduced by our musicians at CBSO Centre. 

Following its premiere, Bela Bartók described Kodály’s Serenade for two violins and viola as ‘extraordinarily rich in melodies with exotic characteristics influenced by the strong rubato of old peasant music’. In this short concert by members of the CBSO String section, it is performed alongside by Korngold’s finest chamber work. 


Performance durations vary, but are usually less than 1 hour.

A selection of delicious cakes and hot drinks will be available to buy up to an hour before the performances.


Tickets can be booked online, by phone, or in person at the B:Music Box Office. For Centre Stage concerts, tickets are also available on the door.

The Box Office at Symphony Hall is open Monday-Saturday. You can call 0121 289 6333 between 10am-2pm, or visit in person 10am-6pm.

General booking opens at 10am, on Monday 29 November. To find out more about priority booking and supporting our work click here.


For events sold by THSH Box Office, the THSH per-ticket commission of £3 is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £13. For full details see