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Stephen Osborne.


  • Turnage Go For It7′ (CBSO Centenary Commission - World Premiere)
  • Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.339′
  • Brahms Symphony No.145′

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto has been called the “Everest of piano concertos”, but if anyone can scale its peaks, it’s Birmingham favourite Steven Osborne. Mark-Anthony Turnage is another old friend of the CBSO: he’s created a very personal 100th birthday gift, specially for us. And then Ilan Volkov conducts Brahms’ First: a symphony that begins with the pounding of a broken heart and ends in a hymn of triumph.

Please note that Cristian Măcelaru has been replaced by Ilan Volkov for this performance.

Tickets can be booked:
By phone - the phone lines (0121 780 3333) are open Monday-Saturday 10am – 2pm. 
In person -  the box office counter at Symphony Hall is now open again Monday-Saturday 10am – 6pm. 

Please note that for the Autumn Concert Season we will be selling a mixture of standard and socially-distanced seating in Symphony Hall as follows:

  • Stalls & Terraces - Standard
  • Circle - Standard
  • Upper Circle - Socially distanced
  • Grand Tier - Socially distanced


We are grateful for the generous support of the John Ellerman Foundation in commissioning and presenting Turnage's Go for It.

The following discounts are available for this performance:

  • Wheelchair User or Disabled Patron if they need assistance of a companion/helper, the helper ticket is free.
  • Benefit recipient discount. If you receive income support, job seeker’s allowance, universal credit, pension credit or personal independence payment you can book one ticket per performance at the special rate of £13. Please note, you may be asked to present the form of ID used to claim the tickets on arrival at Symphony Hall.
  • Child aged 17 and under / School & Youth group tickets - £5
  • Full time Student tickets - £5
  • Those aged 18-30 can book tickets for £10
  • Groups: 20% discount for groups of 8+, free reservation facility. For accompanied children aged 17 or under, the child ticket price applies instead of the 20% discount. 2 free tickets when you buy 20+ tickets for one concert. Click here for more information about group bookings.


For events sold by B:Music Box Office, the B:Music per-ticket commission of £3.50 is included in the price of every individual ticket priced over £15. For full details see